More detail on this person: Joseph Thomas
Greene, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, and
formerly Columbus, GA, passed away Tuesday,
December 23, 2014. He was born October 27, 1944
in Savannah to the late Reverend Joseph Thomas
Greene, Sr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lee Greene (Patrick).
Tom is a member of Woodland Baptist Church in
Savannah, Georgia. Tom graduated in 1962 from
Groves High School. After graduating from Furman
University as a Distinguished Military Graduate,
he was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1966
and became a Huey gunship helicopter pilot.
Serving in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of
1967-68, then Captain Greene was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Bronze Star medals
and 37 Air Medals with the V-Device for Valor.
Following military service, Mr. Greene continued
public service for over 30 years as an Engineering
Psychologist with the Department of Defense.
Survivors include his son, U.S. Army LTC Thomas David Greene; daughter, Mrs. Kelly Erin Leighton (Greene) and her husband Sean James Leighton; 11-month old grandson, Connor David Leighton.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Johnson and Rev. Daryl Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Interment will occur in Arlington National Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Soldiers' Angels Organization. Fund at www.soldiersangels.org. Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Dec. 25, 2014
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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