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Friday October 9th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Saturday October 10th, 2020

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Ronald "Ronnie" Greenlee



Ronald “Ronnie” Greenlee, affectionally known as “Roach”, “Pops” or “Paw Paw”, passed away on Sunday, October 04, 2020 at his residence in Old Fort with his loving family and friends by his side.  A native of McDowell County, North Carolina, born on July 11, 1944, he was the son of the late John Greenlee and Ruby Logan Boyce. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons; and three brothers, Carl Edward Logan, William “Bill” Logan and Chamuels Larry Greenlee.


A member of Catawba View Missionary Baptist Church in Old Fort, Ronnie enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the piano at various church’s throughout Western North Carolina and Tennessee.  Always wanting to look his best, Pops had an affectionate smile. Not only did he love the Lord, but truly loved his family and friends.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Left to cherish his precious memories are his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Joyner Greenlee; four children, Tonya (Cameronn) Carson, Veronica (Sherrod) Segars, Randall (Crystal) Greenlee and Jennifer Greenlee (Kelvin Harrington); one brother, Howard Logan; and nine grandchildren, Tierra, Brandi, Lauren, Divese, Shervon, Silese, Ransom, Cali and Jamaica.  Roach is also survived by his special aunts, Coretha Lytle, Arvis Swepson and Katie Logan; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. 


The family will receive friends on Friday, October 09, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion. 


A celebration of Paw Paw’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Ronald Sullivan and Rev. James Lytle officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corps.  Interment will be held at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.


The family wishes to extend a very special “thank you” to the staff at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City, Charles George VA Medical Center, New Horizon Home Care and Visiting Angels Home Care for the excellent care that they provided Ronnie and his family during his time of illness.





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Pops was one of the best human beings on the planet. He was a very important and influential person in my life. He will be missed greatly. My condolences go out to his family. The world lost one of the greats

P Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you..He will be missed

Jody Roberts Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

Offering our condolences to this greatfamily. May God keep you in His loving care.

Tony and Ellen Silver Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

To the Greenlee family,
Our prayers are with you. May God
grant you peace at this difficult time. Cherish the memories. Jerry & Dorrette Stephenson,

Jerry Stephenson Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald "Ronnie" Greenlee

New Horizon Home Care Barbara and Haley Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald "Ronnie" Greenlee

Sarah Williams Lowe - Fayetteville, NC Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

I grew up in Old Fort and knew Roach quite well . He always had a smile on his dressed to the max, my condolences to the family

Wayne KELLY Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Betty, I am so sorry for your loss.. please accept my condolences..

Yvonne Suttles Jeffcoat Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Ronnie "Roach" several summers while I was in college. He always had an infectious smile, great laugh and always uplifted those around him making the day brighter. He just had a love of life and I enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Michael W. Greene Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Betty and family, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one Ronald. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. May God be with you and your family. He will be missed. Love you all....Vickie Lytle

Vickie Lytle Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

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