Master Sergeant (Retired) Morris McDonald Greene, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan, Salisbury.
Morris was born February 28, 1932, in Mitchell County, son of the late Horace and Belle Buchanan Greene.
Morris was retired after 20 years of serving honorably in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He graduated from Bowman High School, in Bakersville, in May of 1950. Morris held an Associate’s Degree and a B.S. from Mitchell College.
He was a dedicated man of the Christian faith and was a member of First Baptist Church, in Hickory, singing in the Sanctuary Choir, the Gospel Choir, and the Melodears Choir.
He was a member of the NRA and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying horses and fox hunting with his outstanding hounds all over the United States. Morris was also an active member of the Alexander County Republican Party.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Dozer Greene; his second wife, Louise Baker Greene; and a grandson, Adam Greene.
Morris is survived by his wife and soulmate, Dorothy Cowan Greene of the home; three children, Timothy Alex (Tim) Greene, Debra G. Snow and husband Ronnie, and Angela G. Asherbraner of Hickory; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Lee G. Duncan of Bakersville, and Mrs. Sue G. Rawls and husband Randy of Louisville, Ohio.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at First Baptist Church, 339 2nd Avenue NW, Hickory, with Rev. Dr. Phillip Reynolds, Rev. Butch Farrah, and Rev. Edith Pruitt officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Hickory. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park, with full military honors. Family and friends are invited at the conclusion of the committal service to return to First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for a further celebration of Morris’ life and a meal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter Street, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Condolences may be emailed to the Greene Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Master Sergeant (Retired) Morris McDonald Greene.