Lieutenant Colonel Douglass Greene, Retired, 92, of Columbia. passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, with his loving family by his side. He previously resided in the Memory Care Connections at Providence Place, Dover, PA for the past four years. He was the husband of the late Isabelle Greene and Helen Hess Keck Greene, with whom he would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2017. Having been born into a prominent, US Army family, the fifth of seven children, to the late Douglass Taft Greene and Eleanora Lenihan Greene, he continued this military tradition along with each of his brothers. His was a lifelong, enlisted, and civilian US Army Career, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Serving during the Korean Conflict, he finished his civilian career at the New Cumberland Army Depot. Following his retirement, he then proceeded to become the knowledgeable paint personnel at the York and Lancaster Hechinger and Home Depot Stores for twenty years. He was an avid reader, and was rarely found without a book in his hand. Also, he loved doing yardwork and most often could be found working outside every day. He played a decent game of golf and was a congenial person who was liked by everyone.
Surviving in addition to his wife, two daughters: Elizabeth M. Greene, Troy, PA; and Carol A. Greene, Gadsden, AL. Two sons: Douglass P. Greene, Gadsden, AL; and Kevin S. (Linda) Greene, Kennesaw, GA. One step-daughter: Glenda (Samuel) Gatchell, Lancaster. One step-son: Brian (Michele) Keck, Blandon, PA. Six grandchildren: Nicholas and Christopher Lombardo; Katherine and Renee Greene; Rachel Lake; and Joseph Greene. Three great-grandchildren: Joseph A., Riley L., and Skylar. Two step-grandchildren: Joel (Theresa) Kise; and Joshua (Michelle) Kise. And many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Sharon Greene, and also five brothers and one sister.
The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 31 South Eighth Street, Columbia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. Private interment in Southlawn Memorial Park, Petersburg, VA with Full Military Honors. The family will greet guests following the service. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.