Obituary of Baxter Greene
Baxter Frank Greene, 71, of Granite Falls, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday February 9th, 2021. Born on April 5th, 1949 in Watauga County Baxter was the son of Frank and Mae Greene. Baxter was saved at the age of 23 at Central Baptist Church in Whitnel and the Lord called him to preach the gospel in 1975. After graduating Tabernacle Bible College in Greeneville SC Baxter pastored Harvest Baptist Church in Hildebran, Gamewell Baptist Church and other small churches in East Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Baxter loved missionaries and took his family to visit and support missionaries in Mexico, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Over the years he consistently supported these missionaries and more in Israel and Haiti. His love for the Lord was manifested in his actions. He never got over God’s grace and God’s love. He started playing golf as a hobby, and began playing competition golf in the Amateur Golf Tour, and started winning tournaments. In 2006 he achieved the greatest accomplishment of his golf career by winning the PGA Tour Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Greene. Baxter is survived by his wife of 53 years Kathy Greene, of the home; four children daughter Melissa Greene Patton and husband Randy, Pamela Greene Clark and husband Terry, Tamela Greene Younce, Kevin Greene and wife Erica Greene. Twelve grandchildren Matthew Patton, Timothy Patton and wife Jessica, Jonah Patton, Ryan Patton, Zachary Clark, Cathryn Clark Greene and husband Ethan, Ethan Younce and wife Tori, Holly Younce, Kevin Greene Jr, Mackenzie Greene, Rachel Greene, Charlie Greene. Great Grandchildren: Eyland Triplett, Hadley Patton and Karson Younce. One sister, Lennis Greene Moody and husband Carl of Vilas NC. Brothers Larry Greene of California and Ronnie Greene of Kentucky. Niece Carla Moody Greene and husband Wendell and nephew Baxter Moody. A celebration of Baxter’s life will be held on Saturday February 13th at 1:30 pm at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Buchanan, Bro. Larry Winkler and Bro. Dale Painter officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens and Cemetery. The family appreciates flowers and contributions made to Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences can be sent to the Greene family at www.evansfuneralservice.com. Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir are serving the Greene family. ANNOUNCEMENT IS COURTESY OF AUSTIN & BARNES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, BOONE, NC.