Stephen Arthur Greene was born in Jefferson City, TN on July 15, 1951 to Naomi and the late Arthur R. Greene, Jr. He passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Kristy Zirkle Greene, his sons Jordan Greene, Justin (Sarah) Greene and the light of his life granddaughter Karter Nicole. He is also survived by his mother Naomi Anderson Greene, sister Susan (Bill) Newman, nephew Andrew (Shelley) Newman, and many other relatives, friends, and co-workers.
Steve was born and grew up in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He graduated from Jefferson High School and attended Walters State Community College and Carson Newman University. He spent the majority of his adult life in Nashville where he and Kristy raised their sons Jordan and Justin. He began his career employed by TVA as an operating engineer. Steve spent the last 35 years working for Jones Brothers, Inc. as a Master Crane Operator. He was highly skilled at operating tower cranes and entrusted with the largest projects that Jones Brothers undertook. Steve was also conferred as a Royal Arch Mason.
Steve was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, and he and his loving wife Kristy were two of the founding members of Priest Lake Presbyterian Church. He was an active member of the church, often taking care of the church grounds and assisting with various mission projects. He was attentive to his neighbors’ needs, and helped where he could. Steve had a humble heart, and was always willing to give of his time and skill to help others.
Steve was known for his hard work and dedication. He was the definition of a handyman, and could always help repair a situation. He enjoyed re-purposing various items to give them new life. As a woodworker, Steve carved and stained many pieces of furniture. He was an avid reader and always had a book nearby ranging from handyman fix-it-yourself books to spy and mystery novels. He enjoyed watching Nascar races, and was a history buff as well.
Steve’s favorite times were weekends spent with his family; especially his granddaughter Karter. He had a special way with her and was one of the only people who could get her to take a nap! He loved and cared for his wife, sons, daughter in law, and granddaughter. He was the most loving, caring, humble father and husband God could give us. We are so blessed and thankful for the time God gave us with him, and we long for the day he will reunite us with him. We love you Big.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please send donations to Priest Lake Presbyterian Church, 2787 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 37217.