Harmon D. Greene, 86, passed with peace and grace to his heavenly home on May 18, 2018 at Lea Regional hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born in Petersburg, Texas in 1932 and was the youngest of five children born to Asa and Lillie Greene, a pioneering farm family of that community.
He leaves his faithful and much-loved wife of 40 years, Carolina Greene; two children, Lisa Parras and Marcus Greene; two step-children, Cyndi Stephenson and Terry Vela, five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and several close friends.
Mr. Greene attended Lubbock High School and completed his senior year of high school and freshman year of college at Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas. After serving three years during the Korean War as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and attaining the rank of sergeant, he completed his college education at Texas Tech receiving a BBA degree in accounting. Following five years of employment with the international accounting firm Arthur Young & Company, he settled in Hobbs with the accounting firm Rinker & Rudolph (now known as Johnson, Miller & Company). Mr. Greene became a partner/stockholder and truly relished his professional association with the partners, staff, and clients of Johnson, Miller & Company and the friends he made during his time in business.
He was a member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church and, in his earlier years, an avid golfer and active member of the community having served as president and board member of the Child Development Center and Boys Club of Hobbs, board member of the Economic Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce, co-chairman and board member of the United Way, and Lion of the Year of the Hobbs Downtown Lions Club.
After retirement, Mr. Greene developed a passion for the theater and Renaissance literature, particularly the plays of William Shakespeare. He completed several graduate courses in literature presented by ENMU at New Mexico Junior College, and attended numerous Shakespeare festivals in Utah and Oregon. Because of his obsession with Shakespeare, he received much good-natured ribbing from his “red-neck” friends who believed that any adage worth repeating should be ascribed to John Wayne.
We love you Carolina! We will miss knowing Harmon’s sweet self is down the street!
We are grateful to know and to love you both!
Mark & Patti VetetoHobbs, NM