William R. Greene

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By The Staff

William R. “Doc” Greene, DVM, 87, of Owenton, died Feb. 8, 2009, at the Owenton Manor.

Born March 23, 1921, in Owen County, he was the son of the late R.N. and Gypsy Sidebottom Green and the widower of Lois Jean Greene. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James R. Greene, M.D.; and his sister, Betty Lou Greene Knipper.

Doc was a retired veterinarian and a farmer for many years in the Lusby’s Mill community. He worked in the Horse Racing and Dog Racing industries in both California and Mexico before returning to Owenton. He was also an Army veteran.

He is survived by his nephews, James R. Greene Jr. and his wife Connie, and George K. Greene; his niece Rosemary Levenson and her husband Jim; and his sister-in-law, Mary F. Greene.

Arrangements are being handled by McDonald & New Funeral Homes. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Main Street location. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. Burial will be in Frankfort Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lusby’s Mill Baptist Church. Online condolences can be sent via mcdonaldandnew.com.