Roger Eugene Greene

Monday, October 7, 1968 - Monday, February 10, 2020

A Wonderful Husband and Father

Photo of Roger Eugene Greene  - 1968-2020

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

Roger was born October 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. His 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 3:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Maple Grove Baptist Church, Stamey Cove Community in Waynesville. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 1:00 to 3:00 pm 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.


Condolences from family and friends

Roger was a salt of the earth wonderful man. I always loved that about him. We graduated together and have stayed in touch through the years even though the Lord led us to Maine. May God bring comfort to the family during this time!
Pastor Todd Bell
Pam, Katla and Rex, my heart breaks for you. Roger was a wonderful man. We love you and you're in our prayers.
Tammy McCall and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Bill and Pat Grogan
Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. You and the family are in our prayers. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time and days ahead. Bill and Pat
Bill Grogan
Ben and I are so very sorry for your loss of Roger. Our peace is knowing he is with Jesus. Roger was like a father to Ben and Ben was like a son to him. Praying for each of you during this time. God's blessings are with you all now and forever. He will surely be missed.
Debora and Ben Sampson
Dear family, we are heart broken with you, and praying for strength for you. May God comfort and help you. Roger was a great example of a Christian, Godly man, and the world will miss him.
Donnie and Kelly Henson
What a fighter during this illness and want the family to know Ruth and I are praying for you during this very difficult time.
Jerry Henson
Marilyn, and everybody effected by this tragic event, I'm so sorry. I'm praying for all ya'll. Roger was a wonderful person, who will missed.
Michele Rogers
Roger & I always joked at each other @ work. He was a GREAT Co-Worker and will be sorely missed. RIP Roger...
Sonny Daze
Marilyn I'm so sorry for your loss.
Becky Payne Cooley
We pray God will wrap His loving eternal arms around all of you as you go thru're not alone as He is right there with you.we love you and feel your pain..praying for strength in the coming weeks and months ahead. The Balls
McClellan &Doris Ballwe
We love this precious family! Our prayers are with you all...Roger and Pam were like second parents to our oldest son, and we cherish all the memories we have with yall! Love yall bunches..
Scott & Rhonda Poole
Praying for God to give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Kevin and Misty Collins
Please do not think of him as lost. You know exactly where he is. And someday will see him again, Thinking of you and the family.
Linda Rogers
My heart just breaks for you & your children. I never met Roger, but since talking with you & reading stories he seemed like an amazing Godly nan. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. Love, Cheryl
Cheryl Hillis
This Mexican is going to miss Roger very much. I know he is in heaven with the lord and I will be praying for his family. Sorry for your loss and my loss of a good friend. Tony
Tony Buchanan
Pam, Kaylin, and Rex you are in my prayers daily! We Love you all!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Marni Ohliger
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May God keep his loving arms around you during this time.
Jennifer Caldwell
Our prayers are with you during this time and our hearts Greve over our loved ones that has gone home to be with the lord. If you so need anything please feel free to let me know we will be praying for you all and your family.
Kevin Paxton
Our prayers are with you during this time and our hearts Greve over our loved ones that has gone home to be with the lord. If you so need anything please feel free to let me know we will be praying for you all and your family.
Kevin Paxton
My thoughts and prayers are with y'all.Im sorry for your loss.
Kelly Heatherly Ammons
We're so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers!
Tanna Timbes
Roger was a great man and co-worker. I talked to him about a couple months ago. He will truly be missed.. My Prayers and thoughts are with his family..
David Hicks