Pank John 'PJ' Greene
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:19am Staff
Funeral for Pank John "PJ" Greene, 89, Lawton, will be at noon Thursday at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with Darwin McHenry officiating.
He died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Lawton.
Burial with military honors will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin.
Pank John was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Panacea, Fla., to Ella Mae Robinson and Andrew Greene. PJ grew up in Florida with his family until World War II started. He chose to join the Army serving as a medic and serving in two theaters of combat; Germany, and Korea. He was assigned to Fort Sill when he was separated from the Army due to a back injury. He went to work for the civil service becoming an ambulance driver at Reynolds Army Hospital for many years until his retirement due to his health. He loved to fish, travel and visit his favorite casinos. He also enjoyed watching football and baseball. He had two teams that he never missed watching, the Gators and the Seminoles, of Florida, and you never wanted to tell him there was a better team. He had many grandchildren and he loved every one of them and always had something special for each one.
He was preceded in death by both parents: Andrew and Ella Mae Greene; and a sister, Nellie Mae Plumber.
PJ is survived by his son, Johnny Greene, of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters: Donna Brown and her husband LaFiesta, of Lawton; and Shirley Moore and her husband Christopher, of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; one brother, Andrew Greene and his wife Willie Mae, of Macomb, Ga.; three sisters: Mattie Mae Patterson and her husband Linton, and Mary Alice Burley and her husband Alfred, all of Macomb, Ga., and Sandra Tukes and her husband Earl, of Tifton, Ga.; and a very special cousin, Dora Rosier, of Sapchoppy, Fla. He has many other loving family members, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
PJ's online guest book may be signed and condolences sent at www.whineryhuddleston.com.