CANTON — A man who loved his Lord and his family, Roger Eugene Greene, 51, won his battle and received his courageous victory over cancer when he entered his eternal home on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

Roger was born Oct. 7, 1968, and was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. He was a member of the 1987 graduating class of Pisgah High School where he made friendships that have remained strong throughout his life.

He continued his education at Haywood Community College receiving his associate degree and began his career as a maintenance technician with Borg Warner Turbo Systems in Asheville.

Roger’s strong faith was a witness to everyone blessed to know him and he was a dedicated member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. Together he and his wife, Pam, had formerly served as the church youth directors and were true examples and role models for the children of the church and their community.

Also Roger cherished his mission trip experiences traveling to Mexico and giving of his time and witnessing his Christian faith to the many children that he met.

Roger was a man who loved the mountains and he was an avid hunter of deer, bear and wild hogs. He was a man of many talents and was truly gifted with working with his hands, always able to build or repair anything.

He loved his family deeply and you could always see the great joy and pride in his eyes when his children were with him — they were the light of his life. Roger accepted his illness as he did his life, with grace and courage. His cherished memory will forever remain with his family and those that he has touched with his friendship and his faith.

Preceding him in death are his maternal grandparents, Dois Craig Rogers, Sr. and Irene West Clark; paternal grandparents, L.M. Greene and Elizabeth Rathbone Greene; and a special uncle, Charles Blaylock.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Pam Pless Greene of Bethel; his children, Kaylin Elizabeth Greene and Rex Cole Greene both of Bethel; his parents, Donald Eugene Greene and Marilyn Rogers Greene of Bethel; a brother, Justin Greene and his wife, Lauren of Bethel; his mother and father-in-law, David and Doris Pless of Clyde; a brother -in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Heather Pless of Bethel; a nephew and niece, Isaac and Shelby Pless and also a special little nephew blessing coming to the family, Baby Boy Greene; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Roger will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Maple Grove Baptist Church, Stamey Cove Community in Waynesville.

The family will be receiving friends at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Pastor Tommy Carlisle and Pastor Jimmy Burress will be officiating.

Memorials may be made in Roger’s memory to Maple Grove Church Mission Fund, 2501 Stamey Cove Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Greene family, and words of comfort may be shared at www.CrawfordRay.com.

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