John Edward “Swampy” Greene (b. 12/14/1949), of Leland, passed away at his home on May 23, 2017.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, William Calvin Greene and Mary Morgan Greene, his brother, Bill Greene, and his sister, Mary Alice Greene Watson. He is survived by two sisters, Doris Greene Hayes (Royal) and Kay Greene Grady (Kenneth), a brother, David Greene (Shelia), and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
Despite suffering a physical disability at a young age, Johnny was fiercely independent and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially loved hunting with his friends at the Hood Creek Hunting Club, and fishing with his brothers and nephews. In his later years, Johnny had to give up a lot of his outdoor activities, but was always eager to hear about the adventures his family and friends were having.
One of Johnny’s greatest joys was hosting family gatherings at his home, full of love and laughter. He was certain to cook something really good, and even more certain to start a ‘cut-throat’ card game!
Johnny’s final wish was to have a private gathering of family and close friends at his home to honor his memory.
The family wishes to thank everyone who was a friend to Johnny. He loved you all and treasured your friendship.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.