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Samuel Royston Greene Jr.

November 6, 1925 - April 28, 2015
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Samuel Royston Greene Jr., 89, of Abottswood Retirement Community died April 28, 2015. A funeral to celebrate his life will be at 2 PM, Saturday, May 2, at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel with Reverend John Causey officiating. Interment will take place in Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem, NC. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 PM prior to the service. A native of Durham, NC, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Addie Mitchell Greene. Having lived most of his life in Clemmons, NC, he was a graduate of Durham High School, a US Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with...
Samuel Royston Greene Jr., 89, of Abottswood Retirement Community died April 28, 2015. A funeral to celebrate his life will be at 2 PM, Saturday, May 2, at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel with Reverend John Causey officiating. Interment will take place in Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem, NC. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 PM prior to the service.

A native of Durham, NC, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Addie Mitchell Greene. Having lived most of his life in Clemmons, NC, he was a graduate of Durham High School, a US Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He was also Captain of the Golf Team. Mr. Greene worked for Western Electric for 32 years, from 1952-1984 which became AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent as an engineer. He also worked for Northern Telecom as a contractor for a few years after retirement. He was a member of the Old North State Chapter Telephone Pioneers of America, the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA). He enjoyed golf and UNC sports. Mr. Greene was a man of great faith and a long-time member of Boyer's Chapel Church of Christ.

Surviving is his daughter, Nancy Greene Staley and her husband Fred of Level Cross; son, Michael Greene and his wife Susan of Brooklyn, NY; brother, Edward Greene and his wife Winton of Madison, AL; sister, Carolyn Greene McDonald and husband Paul of Southern Pines; and two grandchildren Anna and Aidan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Davis Greene in 2014.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks for the loving care from the angels who aided him in his home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Online condolences may be made www.haneslineberrryfuneralhomes.com.

"Nancy and Family, we were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing and our thoughts have been with you all. I (Pam) am happy to have had the pleasure of..." Pam Almond (Raleigh, NC)

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