Gary M. Greene, the son of Clarence Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Tharp) Greene, was born July 3, 1954, in Centerville. Gary graduated from Moravia High School in Moravia.
Following graduation, Gary was employed by the railroad and for a brick manufacturing company. In 1975, he began logging and started his own logging business in 1977, which he operated until the present time.
On Nov. 21, 1980, Gary was united in marriage to Joan Cooper in St. Joseph, Mo. They made their home in Rock Port, Mo. their entire married life.
Gary was a member and an Elder of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Tarkio, Mo. Gary passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home in Rock Port, Mo. at the age of 59.
Besides his parents, Gary was preceded in death by brother, Stan Greene.
Survivors include wife, Joan, of Rock Port, Mo.; four sons, Kevin Schomburg and wife, Crystal, Garrett Schomburg, Aaron Greene and wife, Nicole, all of Rock Port, Mo. and Tyler Greene and wife, Cassandra, of Auburn, Neb.; 11 grandchildren, Salena, C.J., Payton, Skyler, Kaitlynn, Avery, Dillan, Treyton, Tanner, Caleb and Blake; two brothers, Jim Greene and wife, Rose, of Centerville and Danny Greene and, Claudia, of Linton, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Minter Funeral Chapel in Rock Port, Mo. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1-1:50 p.m. today, prior to the service, at Minter Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Gary Greene Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
Services have been entrusted to Minter Funeral Chapel, 217 N. Main St., Rock Port, MO 64482.