Howard "Gunny" Joseph Greene

Friday, May 22nd, 1936 Sunday, March 31st, 2019

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Obituary for Howard "Gunny" Joseph Greene

Howard "Gunny" Joseph Greene, 82, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Howard was born on May 22, 1936 in New York, New York, to Harold Green and Margaret (Conlon) Greene.

He was a retired Gunny Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving to twenty years and then was also a Petroleum Geologist. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 127 in Murphysboro.

Mr. Greene was Catholic by faith.

He married Meryl Geraldine "Jerri" (Tripp) at Parris Island, SC, and she survives.

Other survivors include four children and their spouses: Darlene and Steven Jennings of Crawfordville, FL, Patrick and Stacia Greene of Seabrook, TX, Mike and Karen Greene of Georgetown, TX, and Mark and Laura Greene of Houston, TX

three step children and their spouses Dana Larson and Arthur Aleman of Granite City, Amy and Michael Potts of North Richland Hills, TX, and Jay and Amy Larson of Lansing, MI;

nine grandchildren Rachel Stephens, Hayley Hood, Matthew Greene, Sean Greene, Eric Greene, Laura, Blake, Justin, and Sara Helieman;

five step grand children Vincent, Sarah, Nathan, Elizabeth, and Amanda Potts;

two great grandchildren including Mia English;

and one sister Margaret Greene of Norwalk, CT.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be military and committal services at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
(There will be no services locally).
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    Arlington National Cemetery
    1 Memorial Avenue
    Fort Myer, VA
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Military and Committal services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

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