Shelby H. Greene

Published 10:32 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shelby H. Greene, 81, 121 Webb Court, Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the James H. Quillen VA Community Living Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Howard and Edith Miller Greene.
Mr. Greene was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was a building contractor and a member of the Believers United Ministries Church of Jonesborough.
Mr. Greene was an accomplished musician and loved to play his Martin Guitar in churches and other places.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Mays, and a brother, Eddie Greene.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Greene, of the home; two sons, Tim Greene and wife, Debra, of Unicoi, and James Shelby Greene and wife, Janice, of Elizabethton; a step-son, Perry Qualls and his wife, Bailey, of Johnson City; four brothers, Paul Greene and wife, Jean, of Jonesborough, Garry Cardwell and wife, Linda, of Clarksville, Tenn., Harvey Cardwell and wife, Pam, and Donald Cardwell and wife, Carol, all of Jonesborough; a sister-in-law, Shelby Greene of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Heather Groom, Shanna Boyd, Jessica Greene and Jennifer Greene; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Layla Groom, Ryan James Greene and Kinley Boyd; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Greene will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 9, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Sheryl Merritt officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the U.S. Marines assisted by the Boone Dam VFW Honor Guard Detail. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 p.m. Pallbearers will be Harvey Cardwell, Tim, James, Allen, Michael and Garry Greene. The family would like to give a very special thank you to the entire staff of the VA Community Living Center for the wonderful care and support they provided. Condolences may be made online at
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2245, is serving the Greene family.

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