Desmond Herb Greene, III, the loving husband of the late JoAnn Greene, passed away on March 19, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services are set for Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Dermott Baptist Church in Dermott. Minister Charles Graham will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Collins Cemetery.
Herb, as he was best known to his family and friends, was born August 28, 1937. He was one of two children born to the late Desmond and Ethel Greene in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Herb was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps (1954-1961). His military service carried him to many places.
Herb and is wife, JoAnn, lived in Dermott for 54 years. He was a staunch supporter of the Dermott community and owned his own business there for more than a decade. He was a photographer, a pilot, a salesman, a farmer, a cattle rancher, an entrepreneur, an avid runner (but later walker because his short legs finally got tired), and even made his own soap that only he would ever use. Even JoAnn didn’t trust his chemistry skills. He also knew a little bit about absolutely everything and if you didn’t believe him, all you had t or ask his daughter Donna.
Herb is survived by his daughter Donna Hill of Corsicana, Texas; his son, Darrell Greene of Collierville, Tennessee; and one sibling, Christopher Thomas Greene of Birmingham, Alabama. He had four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.,4, preceding the funeral services, which will be brief because everyone knows Herb hated when services went too long. As he famously once said, “The heart can absorb only what the butt can endure.”
Pallbearers will be Kim Ellington, Lamar Reynolds, Jonathan Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds, Michael Edward, Tony Yee, and Peter Yee.
In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to either JDRF at jdrf.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.