The Washington Times-Herald


May 28, 2012

Michael Greene

Nov. 1, 1955 - May 23, 2012

PETERSBURG — Michael J. Greene, 56, formerly of Loogootee, died Wednesday at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1955, in Mount Clemens, Mich., he was the son of Robert and Martha (Westenbarger) Greene. A 1974 graduate of Loogootee High School, he attended Evansville Latin School for three years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and later retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. While in the military, Mike was a member of the Funeral Honor Guard, serving over 300 hours from 1978 to 1981. In 1979 he received the Honor Guard of the Year award. He was a member of Loogootee United Methodist Church, American Legion and V.F.W. He was past commander of the Petersburg American Legion and served on the funeral detail for the communities of Oakland City, Petersburg, Shoals, Winslow, Washington and Loogootee. He participated in the “20A” Walk to Emmaus and loved animals and his military career and patriotism to his country. He is survived by his mother, Martha Green of Loogootee; four sons, Dustin and wife Sarah Greene, Josh and wife Lisa Greene, Adam Greene and Zak Greene, all of Loogootee; one stepson, Ethan and wife Susan Blaasch of Newburg; one daughter, Deanna and husband David Wilson of Winslow; one sister, Mary Ann and husband Jim Lansford of Jasper; three brothers, Bill and wife Donna Greene, Don and wife Donna Greene, all of Loogootee, and Tim and wife Analiese Greene of Jamestown, N.C.; his former wife, Sylvia (Mallett) Greene of Loogootee; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Greene in 2009, and his first wife, Terri (Fields) Greene in 1993. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. There will be graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion, V.F.W. and Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Martin County Humane Society or the Martin County Community Foundation. Online condolences may be made at

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