FORSYTH -- Fredric Harvey "Fred" Greene died Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon, Georgia. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Southview Cemetery, North Church Road, Thomaston, Georgia. The Reverend Jimmy Towson will officiate. The family will greet friends starting at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Greene, the son of the late, Harvey Raleigh Greene and Antoinette Margaret Hardage Greene, was born June 6, 1934, in Thomaston, Georgia. Mr. Greene was a graduate of R.E. Lee High School, played football for Florida State University and graduated from the University of Georgia. He served as Lt. Col. in the United States Army Reserve and was retired owner and operator of Greene's Propane Gas Company. Mr. Greene was on the Board of the Beef Masters and was GA Cattleman of the Year. He was inducted in the Upson County Sports Hall of Fame, Mid-Ga. Cattleman's Assoc. Hall of Fame, a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, Grace Bible Class and was an Eagle Scout. He sponsored several turkey hunts for the Wounded Warriors Project and loved sharing his farm with his friends and family. During his retirement, he and Betty Joe loved traveling and visited 49 states staying with friends along the way.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Betty Joe Peters Greene of Forsyth. Children: Mike (Peggy) Greene of Thomaston, Beverly (Terry) Layson of Macon and Jody (Jeff) DeFore of Forsyth. Grandchildren: Marie (Karl) Broder of Atlanta, Tony Greene of San Antonio, Texas, Jessica (Josh) Robertson of Washington, DC, Brett Layson of Washington, DC, Andrew Layson of Macon, Hunter DeFore of Forsyth and Lauren DeFore of Forsyth. Brother, Carey Greene of Bonita Springs, Florida, sister, Judy Greene of Thomaston and sister-in-law, Frances Greene of Albany. His brother, Harold Bruce Greene, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hills Road, Macon, GA 31210, or your favorite charity.
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