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Herbert Boyd Greene III

December 15, 1944 — December 19, 2023

Colonial Heights

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, filmmaker and photographer, Herbert B. Greene, III, age 79, passed away suddenly last Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

Herbert diligently pursued knowledge and remained a life-long student, always seeking to learn something new he could share with his friends and family.

His academic pursuits included earning his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Radio, Television, Motion Picture Production and later earning his master’s degree from Virginia State University in Education.

His educational pursuits proved successful in a career that started as a television production tech at WBTV television station in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his time in television, Herb chose to be closer to his hometown of Concord, North Carolina where he served as a civics teacher at Concord Junior High School. Herb joined the U.S. Army

Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and White Sands, New Mexico. This position provided Herb with the opportunity to write, film, direct and produce numerous films for use across the Department of Defense (DoD). Herb subsequently joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Alabama and moved his family from Huntsville to Mobile, Alabama. In this role, he again produced numerous films and training videos with one such film being used by the Corp of Engineers to protect the Tennessee–Tombigbee “Tenn-Tom” Waterway project. Herb’s film on the Tenn-Tom was shown before the whole U.S. Congress which was the only film shown up to that point to be shared with both the House and the Senate to save a government project. Following the success of saving the waterway, Herb received an offer for a production role with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Command at Fort Lee, Virginia and moved his family this final time to Colonial Heights, Virginia. He continued in this position until 1992 when Herb joined the Defense Commissary Agency at Fort Lee. In this role Herb traveled and served across the United States, Europe and at numerous DoD locations worldwide. Herb completed his career with the U.S. Army when he retired in 2004 with 35 years of federal civil service.

Herb was an avid film maker, photographer, aviation enthusiast, amazing storyteller with a gift for immense detail, and passionate sailor with much of his time on the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Herb enjoyed trap and skeet shooting. Herb loved spending time with his wife, Paula, on the Outer Banks at their cottage, “A Summer Place.”

Herb remained a parishioner of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Heights for 40 years. He served as a member of the Vestry, Lay Reader, Acolyte & Crucifer Coordinator, and Sunday School Teacher. Earlier in his life, Herb served as a youth group leader of the Episcopal Young Churchmen at All Saints Episcopal Church in Concord, North Carolina.

As a high schooler, Herb worked as a driver for a private ambulance company in Concord. Herb later joined the rescue squad and again served as an ambulance driver in Madison County, Alabama.

Throughout his life, Herb remained dedicated to the photographic arts and won several awards for his photographs. He served as a contributing member of the Cockade City Camera Club, taught photography classes, and occasionally served as a wedding photographer.

Herb loved the company of his friends and family. In particular, he loved to treat them to dinner at his favorite local restaurants. Herb will be enduringly remembered for his keen intellect, artistic perspective, devotion to knowledge, faith and love of his family and friends, particularly his wife Paula, the love of his life, with whom he enjoyed a marriage of 59 years.

Herb is survived by his wife Paula Mann Greene and their sons, Paul Llewellyn Greene and Herbert Boyd Greene, IV (Blythe), his five grandchildren, Hayley Elisabeth Greene, Natalie Ann Greene, Virginia Elizabeth Greene, Nathan Greene, Adaline Mae Greene. Herb is predeceased by his grandparents, Judge Manly Llewellyn and Ruth Pitchford Llewellyn and his parents, Ann Llewellyn and Herbert B. Greene Jr.

Herb’s “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 501 Old Town Dr. Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

The family will receive friends in the Parrish Hall of St. Michael’s at 1:00 PM. The “Celebration of Life” service will begin in St. Michael’s Sanctuary at 2:00 PM. Herbert will be interred in Oakwood Cemetery in his hometown of Concord, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

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