John Richard "Johnny" Greene

john greene

March 13, 1940 ~ June 5, 2021

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 John Richard “Johnny” Greene went to be with his Lord after a long battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Claude Arlo and Ruth Rogers Greene. He was preceded in death by a brother, Reuben, and a sister, Ethelene Greene Huggins.

Johnny worked his early career in manufacturing and tool and die, and later started Fletcher Well Drilling. He was known in the community as a man who would help anyone in need. He almost always had a loyal four-legged companion, Honey or Scotty, riding shotgun in his work truck. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Johnny is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Barbara Wilkie Greene; a son, Steve Greene (Pam) of Snellville, GA; a daughter, Sandy Greene of Chesnee, SC; two grandchildren: Maddie and Zach; and three great grandchildren: Richard, Taylor, and Logan. He is also survived by brothers David (Millie), Floyd (Anne), Nathan, Allen, and Curtis Greene (Mike); and sisters Geraldine Graham and Wanda Robertson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Fletcher First Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Waldroup officiating. Burial will follow in Tweed’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church 1 ½ hours prior to the service, from 12:30 until 2:00 PM.


For those who wish to pay their respects: June 8, 2021 12:30 pm - December 6, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Funeral Service: June 8, 2021 2:00 pm - December 6, 2023 3:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Graveside Service: June 8, 2021 12:00 am - December 6, 2023 3:30 pm

Tweeds Chapel Cemetery
Cane Creek Road
Fairview, NC 28730


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Dad said every time he saw him…he ALWAYS had something nice to say…A fine man. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lloyd S Brockwell
    Belinda Brockwell

  2. Marie Ballard Sitton I’m sorry for the loss of your loved one, i’m sure he will be missed very much. A few years ago he came to my house on Christmas because i had no water, insisted he work because i needed water for the Holidays and it was so cold. i felt so bad for him to be out in the weather and he was not well. What a wonderful man he was. It was really amazing he would do that for someone. A Fletcher School Friend. Thank you God for men like Johnny.

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