Bobby Smith Greene, age 79, of Old Bristol Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Watauga Medical Center. Born October 5, 1942 in Avery County, he was the son of Andrew and Annie Lou Vargovchik and Russell Greene. Bobby was a genuine husband, father and grandfather who love his family above all. He never met a stranger. A dependable handyman, when Bobby agreed to help a friend or neighbor with an electrical, carpentry or any type of project, he would be there. Bobby was proud of the fact that he played basketball with the Cove Creek High School Raiders. He enjoyed watching a good basketball game, a NASCAR race or a wrestling match, but mostly, Bobby loved spending time with his three grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Winebarger Greene; son, Terry Greene of Boone and daughter, Lavonne Keister and husband Steve, of Hilton Head, SC; grandchildren, Braden Greene, Beckett Keister and Kaylee Greene; sister, Kathleen Street and husband, Gary, of Florence, SC; brother-in-law, Fred Winebarger of Big Rapids, Michigan; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Main of Mountain City, TN and Betty Vines of Graham, NC; and nieces, Jessica McDaniel and Olivia Ward.
Memorial services for Bobby Smith Greene will be conducted Saturday afternoon, February 26th, at 2 o'clock at Mabel United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Ken Anderson. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mabel United Methodist Church, in care Gail Fox, 7320 US Hwy 421 N., Vilas, NC 28692. The family respectfully requests no flowers.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Cemetery is serving the Greene family.