John Dennis Greene Jr., 76

John Dennis Greene Jr., 76, of Millville, Del., affectionately known as “Big John,” passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, March 16, 1942, in Hampton, Tenn., son of the late John Dennis Greene Sr. and Mabel Elizabeth (Maples) Greene.

Greene honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his service, he worked as a butcher for Shoppers Food Warehouse in Adelphi, Md., retiring after 28 years. After his retirement, Greene moved to the Delaware beaches, where he worked at G&E Hocker’s Supermarket in Millville, Del., for many years.

In his free time, he enjoyed fishing every minute he could, especially at Lake Melvin. Greene was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Greene is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judith Jarvis Greene; his two sons, John Dennis Greene III and his wife, Lisa, of Edgewater, Md., and James Russell Greene and his wife, Kerri, of Owings, Md.; his four grandchildren, Madison, Alex, Jack and Gabrielle; his sister, JoAnn Wainman and her husband, Gary, of Athol, Idaho; and his beloved Lab, Callie.

All services were to be private. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ocean View, Del. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; P.O. Box 1893; Memphis, TN 38101. Condolences may be sent online at