Dalis “Jake” Greene

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dalis “Jake” Greene, 79, of Roan Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a son of the late James Roby and Ethel Potter Greene and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, SunAe Chong Greene; a sister, Nancy; and three brothers, George, Dayton and Emmet.
Mr. Greene was a retired veteran of the United States Army. He served in Vietnam and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time relaxing at his home.
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Barbara Tenge (Tom), Roan Mountain; a son, Billy Jack Greene (Anita), Linville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Alex Greene, Kayla Tenge, Hannah Tenge, Jillian Tenge, Jonah Tenge and Mallory Tenge; a great-grandson, Connor Tenge; five sisters, Lucy Guinn, Ruth Webb, Mary Lou McKinney, Norma Jean Greene and Hazel Chambers; four brothers, Goldman Greene, Harold Greene, June Greene and Dickie Greene; and a close friend, Suki Chason.
Those who would like to remember Mr. Greene may make donations in his name to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or online www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Greene and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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