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Joel R. Greene, Jr.

February 25, 1970 — August 14, 2018

Hoboken – Joel Reid Greene, Jr., 48, of Hoboken passed away Tuesday afternoon (August 14, 2018) at his residence after a brief illness.

Born in Jesup, GA his parents are Joel Reid Greene, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Eugenia “Jeanne” Wells Greene. He is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard & Eleanor Zorn Wells; and his paternal grandfather, Robert Greene.

Joel was a retired security officer for Southern Company and was a member of Odum Baptist Church. He was a 1988 graduate of Wayne County and a college graduate from Brewton-Parker College and Georgia Southwestern University. Joel was a former deputy of Wayne County, who loved history and was also known for his love for all his nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Karla Crews Greene of Hoboken; his father, Joel R. Greene, Sr. of Odum; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ian & Elaine Greene and Sean & Ashley Greene all of Odum; his paternal grandmother, Evelyn Greene of Odum; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Burnice & Joan Crews of Hoboken; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen & Kelly Hunnicutt; nieces and nephews, Ellie Greene, Will Greene, and Rob Greene all of Odum and Jace Hunnicutt, and Caden Morgan; great uncle, Rev. Carl & Betty Ledbetter of Register, GA; and also several aunts, uncles, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday (August 18, 2018) starting at 10am at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service will be held Saturday morning (August 18, 2018) at 11am at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Ledbetter and Rev. Charles Florey officiating.

Burial will follow in Screven City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mikel Ray Johns, Jr., Dillon Johns, Brian Nipper, Michael Lewis, Fred Reddish, and Shane Poppell.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Wayne County Class of 1988, former coworkers at Wayne County Sheriff Office and the Southern Company-Plant Hatch.

The family will be receiving friends at his residence, 12356 Brantley Ave. N. Hoboken, GA 31542.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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