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Marcus "Tony" Greene

Marcus "Tony" Greene

Marcus "Tony" Greene, 59, of Mills River, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Charles George VA Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1953, to the late Max Greene and Barbara Trantham Strickland. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Stepp, his brother Gerry Green and his step-father, Tom Strickland.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1973 until 1976 in the 39th Engineer Battalion at Fort Dix, N.J. He was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his mother, Barbara Strickland he is survived by his sister, Jackie A. Davis of Hendersonville; three nephews, Tommy Stepp, Hunter Davis and Shannon Greene of Florida; and his niece, Stephanie Justice.

A memorial service in celebration of Tony's life will be held at the Upper Mills River Community Building at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Burial will take place at a later date at the Western Carolina State VA Cemetery in Black Mountain.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.