Obituary of Clarence Vaughn Greene
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Clarence V. Greene (C.V.) of Chestnut Mountain Road, Deep Gap, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Amorem Hospice in Hudson, NC. He was born May 4, 1932, in Stony Fork, Watauga County, to Ivery C. and Clemmie C. Greene.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed in Alaska and Japan as part of the 40th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Clarence was the owner of Wilkes Tool, Inc. in Wilkesboro for forty-five years.
Clarence (C.V.) was a founding member of Highland View Baptist Church for sixty years where he faithfully served and loved the Lord. He was an extremely devoted husband, father, and grandfather; and his family loved him deeply.
He was an avid reader and golfer and enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast at Hardee's. One thing he missed most in recent years was his independence and being able to go for a drive in his truck.
Mr. Greene is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nellie Mozelle Greene; sons, Phillip Greene and wife Donna, and Ricky Greene and wife Chiquita; daughters, Karen Greene and husband Steven, Robin Church and husband Charles, and Beth Price and husband Eddie; eleven grandchildren, Caitlin Russell and husband Marc, Austin Greene and fiancé Polly, Randi Lincoln and husband Aaron, Lana Mizell, Caleb Greene, Autumn Culbreth and husband Chris, Logan Hayworth and husband Caleb, Cara Roberts and husband Jordan, Andy Church, Laiken Price, and Mariel Price; thirteen great-grandchildren, Evie, Barrett, Addie, Isaac, Bailey, Emerson, Lucy, Finley, Cayden, Camden, Carson, Bekah, and Walker; two great-grandchildren on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivery C. and Clemmie C. Greene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Harless, Alvalea McNeill, and Almarea Bare; his brothers, John R. Greene, Ivery C. Greene, Jr., and I.M. Greene; and a grandson Gabriel S. Greene.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland View Baptist Church, Deep Gap. Longtime pastor and friend, Herb Parunak will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland View Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Tim Greene, 1372 Linville Creek Road, Vilas, NC 28692 and/or Amorem Palliative & Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.