Gerald Greene

gerald greene

July 13, 1939 ~ January 18, 2023

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Gerald Greene passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, after many years of heart issues.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bertha Greene, six brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Becky Wilson Greene; son, Eric Greene; daughter, Pam Dixon, her son, Matt Dixon (Hayley), and their daughter, Emma.

Gerald was born in Canton, NC, in 1939. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army where he served in Korea as a medic. After leaving the Army, Gerald had multiple jobs that involved banking and home mortgages, with most of his career, over 30 years, spent at the former Canton Savings and Loan, in Candler.

Gerald enjoyed his job and in his time away from work he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, attending church, coaching church softball and listening to his wife sing. He was also a big sports fan, especially of the Atlanta Braves.

A private service will be held at Pisgah View Memorial Park, in Candler.

In lieu of flowers, Gerald’s wish was for donations to be made to Memory Care of Asheville in honor of his wife Becky who is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease: SECU Center for Memory Care, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803.


Private Graveside Service:

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Pam,
    So sorry..We send our love and prayers for you all. Our Dad’s are hard to give up, but know he’s in a better place and not suffering.

  2. Soooo many fond memories of this man on the softball field as I grew up! He and my Dad (Hugh Cole) became great friends and I was blessed to count Gerald among my friends too. I’m sure there has been a joyful reunion in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Pam, Eric and family, so sorry to hear that news. Find comfort in knowing where your dad is and that he is rejoicing with loved ones…..a great Godly man and a good friend. Praying 🙏 for all of you.

  4. Gerald & I worked together at a finance company back in the 1960s. He was head-over-heels in love with Becky. I can’t remember if they married before or after I left there. Anyway, he was so pleasant to be around & I remember how they loved gospel music! God be with you, Becky & family!

  5. Pam I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! He was a kind and caring person. You and your family are in my prayers.

  6. Dear family,
    We are sorry to learn of Gerald’s passing. Always enjoyed our conversations and association with him and Becky. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
    Audrey and Ron Morrow

  7. Pam, We are so sorry to hear about Gerald. I have fond memories of him, and sorry to hear about Becky’s illness. He was one of my special friends. Praying for you.
    Gary & Anaise North

  8. Pam, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I have so many fond memories from greeting with him at Biltmore. He always had a heartwarming smile and and such a great sense of humor. He touched a lot of folks in a special way for sure.

  9. I’m sure I can probably speak of many 50 ish people, whom when we were starting out in our credit building lives, banking, loan purchase starts. Mr. Greene was always willing to help us with any questions or issues we had. We will never forget his kindness and service to the community. Rest in peace, our prayers are with the family.

  10. I enjoyed working with Gerald for several years. We had many conversations about many different subjects. I saw a man very much in love with his wife, very proud of his children, very active in his church, loyal and hard working hard working in his vocation. Grace and Peace to his family.

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