May 22, 2013
Date of Service: May 25, 2013
Interment Location: Southview Section
Surrounded by family, Edwin Lee “Eddie” Greene, Jr., 61, died at the Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, following an illness. Formerly from Carter County, he was living in Johnson City at the time of his death. Eddie was born on December 30, 1951, in Johnson City, Tennessee, to Edwin Lee and Edna Faye Thornton Greene Sr. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin L. Greene Sr. He has four surviving siblings (from oldest to youngest): Steven Greene, Geraldine Baker, Sandra Harbison and Ronda Sager. He is survived by daughters: Lee Heather Hodge and Danielle Hamilton, as well as the granddad to five grandchildren: Hannah, Halee, Alexander, Austin and Jordan. Eddie graduated from Happy Valley High School and Valdosta State in Georgia with a degree in history. He loved history and connections to the past. His talents ranged from woodworking, welding, and carpentry to sewing and photography. Even though he would rather be in the mountains than in the city, he was self-employed with various businesses and rental properties in the area. He will be remembered most for his humor, laughter, and love of music. He would agree and appreciate the words of E.E. Cummings, “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” Visitation of friends and family will be Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by the service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Greg Saylor officiating. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be: Eddie Hartzell Greene, J. Louie Greene, Michael Sager, Trey Tribble, Zak Harbison, Alex Harbison, George Williams and Scott Thornton. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge.