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Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr.

Obituary Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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. Inurnment will occur in Arlington National Cemetery in the Spring.

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 28th 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Soldiers' Angels Organization. Fund at

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
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Funeral Date
12/28/2014 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory