of Conway, AR
August 30, 1947 - January 12, 2020
Gary M. Greene, 72, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from complications due to pneumonia and pancreatic cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Greene; son, Scott (Dollie) Greene; daughter, Karen (Steven) Peterson; grandchildren, Brett Walsh, Tyler Greene, Reese Peterson and Allie Grace Greene; sister, Tammi (Rick) Stevenson; niece, Kaylen (Doug) Welter; nephew, Miles Stevenson; and a vast multitude of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gina Irene and G.M. Greene. Gary worked at the University Of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Finance and Administration since its inception in 2005. He began working at the site that is now the institute in 1979, holding various accounting and finance positions over the years now known simply as Winrock International. Among Gary's endeavors outside Winrock International and the Winrock Rockefeller Institute were 18 years of service on the Conway School Board and 30 years of service on the board of the Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas and also as Treasurer of the Rockefeller Family Charitable Trust. Upon his retirement in 2016, he enjoyed his grandkids, watching old westerns, going to the cabin and spending time with his family. He was a very devout, generous and loving husband, father, brother, son and papaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital. A funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with visitation one hour prior, entombment to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.
So very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Growing up in the College Oak Addition with him, I remember him walking to ASTC- to college (UCA), then following his career with Wiinrock. Even though I didn't see him often, I though the world of him and was so proud of his accomplishments. Overtime I would run into him in Conway he was so friendly and would catch me up on life. I know there will be a void there than will never be filled, but also knowing he was a great grandfather and father that those memories will be cherished forever. Bob Blankenship -College Oak Addition Alumni.
Gary was a fine man. He will certainly be missed.
I am saddened at the passing of a long-time friend, Gary Greene. Every time I was on the mountain, I would look him up, just to see his huge smile and handshake. Gary was the kind of guy that could always brighten your day. I can't count the times that he has helped me and I will miss that. Barbara, I pray that you find comfort in the coming days.
My sincere condolences to the family. My and Gary’s work paths crossed in 1986 and we worked closely for the next 30 years. I can honestly say, I know of no one who was more gracious, spoke more highly of my coworkers and treated everyone with respect and honor no matter their position than Gary did. It was ALWAYS a joyous occasion to see him and his distinctive voice was always wonderful to be around. What a true gentleman, what an honor to have worked with him all these years and to call him a friend!!
So sorry to hear of the loss of Gary.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.Gray was a kind man always wanting to give or help anyone he could!Continued prayer for all of you in the days to come!Kenny and Sharon Holland
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Gary was the greatest gentleman I have every had the privilege to call my friend. He was kind and generous. I met him years ago when we went on a duck hunt. We became instant friends and stayed in contact all the years we knew each other. He will be greatly missed but I am assured by our Father in Heaven that we will see him again. May God’s mighty and gentle arms wrap each of you during your time of loss.
Gary's family has our deepest sympathy. I was blessed to know and work with Gary for nine years at Winrock International. Working with him was so good. He was such a wonderful man and he will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and comfort you.John and Sylvia Ruffiner
Praying for peace and comfort during this time.
Barbara and family, So saddened to learn of Mr. Greene's passing. He was such a kind and friendly person and a pleasure to know. No one knows or understands better than I the grief and sadness you are experiencing now and in the days ahead. I pray God will give you the strength, courage and peace that only He can give at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I am saddened to hear about Gary passing away,I went to school with him in the 8th & 9th grade and would seeGary from time to time. He always seemed glad to see me and I was glad to see him also.I will miss seeing him around now and then.I pray God's comfort on Barbara and family at this timeScott& Sandra Brakebill
I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Gary was a very kind man. I pray for you all to have peace and comfort. God Bless.
Condolences o the family.
My very deepest sympathies to all of you.
Darrell and I send our heartfelt condolences. I was fortunate to have worked for Gary for several years. He was one of the nicest people I've ever known.We pray that you find peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead.
I met Gary a long time ago while I was living in Conway. He was the nicest person I have ever met and I'm sadden to hear of his passing.
Barbara , I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. Gary was a sweet, smart, wonderful person always. He was a friend when we were kids and I remember when you all met at Hendrix and fell in love and married. I’m so thankful you had 50 years with him. I know you’ll miss him always. Please share my condolences with your family and know you’ll all be in my prayers.
Dear Barbara and Family,Mike and I send our heartfelt condolences. I was blessed to have known and worked with Gary for over 30 years. He was a wonderful mentor and always concerned with the needs and wishes of those around him. He was one of the most generous, kind, selfless, joyful, friendly and welcoming people I've ever known. We pray that you will find peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead and hold tightly to all of the precious memories you carry in your heart.Mike and Patty Allison
I had the privilege of working with Gary Greene at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute for over 11 years. Gary was devoted to his employees and made sure their needs were met. To the family: I know your hearts are broken. I pray for peace and comfort for you all as you mourn the loss of Gary.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I worked with Gary at WRI and he is the one who had faith in me to help out in the accounting area. He also gave my son his first trophy when he scored his first touchdown (Gary loved trophies). He was a great man, made the workplace fun and taught me a lot. He will be missed!
So sorry to learn of your loss. I worked with Gary in the early days of Winrock International. He was always on top of everything and made sure we had what we needed to do the work. He went above and beyond to help me and keep me out of trouble. He loved his family and talked a lot about them. I know he will be missed greatly.
I knew Gary when I worked at Winrock International. He was always so helpful and kind; so well respected by all. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's death. We worked with him from our office as outside CPAs at WRI for a number of years. He was about the nicest person I ever knew. Praying for peace and strength for your family at this very sad time.
We are so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. My family, Gary, Justin and Wesley Spears have so many wonderful memories working for Gary when they framed houses for hm. He was always so kind and thoughtful. I know he will be missed by many, but the memories and his kind hart will not be forgotten.
I love Gary and your family. What a wonderful opportunity that I have had to get to know you and take care of your family. I have been touched deeply by Gary’s kind heart and spirit. Praying for your family’s peace at this difficult time
I’m very sorry for your loss. Gary was a wonderful man who always had a big smile and warm heart. Praying for you all.
What an amazing man. He always had a smile and candy for all the softball girls!!
Just learning of Mr Greene's passing. So sorry to hear. He was a wonderful customer and will be missed by all at the Wagon Wheel.
My condolences to the Green family. Gary was a great boss, friend and mentor for over 20 years.. A true gentleman!
Barbara and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
May God bring peace and comfort in your time of loss.
Barbara and family, I am praying God brings you great peace and comfort during this time. My life is better for having known Gary. He was a wonderful boss and loved to laugh with us!
So very sorry for your loss. Gary and I went to school together and I have such fond memories. He was a wonderful person, always very polite and kind. Your family will be lifted up in prayer, may God comfort you as only He can.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Green was such a nice and pleasant man. Praying for you all
Gary was a classmate and great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry to hear about Gary's passing. He was so important to us in so many ways: Winrock, Conway School Board, our house just to name a few. May God be with you during your time of sorrow. We will keep your family in our prayers.
I was saddened to learn of Gary’s death. Gary and I were in several business classes at UCA in the 60s and I considered him my friend. We were both good students and from time to time might have been known to share notes and homework assignments. I trusted his work, and he trusted mine. I’ve run into Gary around town at various times through the years and always enjoyed visiting when we met. I lost my husband in June 2016 so I know what you are about to experience in learning how to walk alone. I’ll pray for strength for you and your family to navigate the days ahead learning to make your way without Gary.Joyce Talley