Dr. William Otis Greene

Born in Nashville, TN on August 27, 1945

Departed on March 16, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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GREENE, Dr. William Otis “W.O.” III Age 75 of Nashville, died March 16, 2021, surrounded by his family following several weeks of hospitalization for heart problems.

Born August 27, 1945 to Dr. William Otis Greene, Jr. and Vonceil Jordan Greene in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy in 1964, attended the University of Tennessee in the pre-veterinary program and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. Following in the footsteps of his father, W.O. was a well-loved veterinarian owning Greene Animal Hospital in the Green Hills and Belle Meade area and a partner in the Fairview Animal Clinic until his retirement in 2011. He was a member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association. W.O. respected and loved his customers and their animals.

W.O.’s passion included passenger trains and British automobiles. He was a member of the Tennessee Central Railroad Museum, L&N Historical Society, and the NC&StL Preservation Society. W.O. made an annual trip to Washington DC to lobby Tennessee’s members of congress on behalf of the National Association of Railway Passengers to support Amtrak and was a long-time member of the Nashville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Nashville British Car Club. W.O. was a life-long member of West End United Methodist Church.

W.O. was blessed with family and friends, all of whom loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine; and his parents: W.O. Jr. and Vonceil Greene and is survived by sons, William Otis Greene IV and James Nottingham (Krista Jordan) Greene; grandson, Jordan Nottingham Greene; sister, Suelee Moores (Ted), Mike L. Greene (Betty) of Tullahoma, Nate J. Greene (Kim) and Sam C. Greene (Donna), nieces, Libby Greene Craig, Caroline Greene, Patricia Moores and Andrea; and nephews, Nathaniel Greene, Aubrey Greene, and William Moores; sisters in law, Margaret P. Rogers and Elizabeth J. N. Rogers of Nassawadox, VA.

A service will be held at West End United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service is limited to family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to West End United Methodist Church.

West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 321 8500

4 Comments to Dr. William Otis Greene

  1. Paul & Wanda Thompson says:

    We thought the world of WO. He was a fun loving, and very kind man. What a great laugh he had. We were fortunate to have known him, and Catherine through the Nashville British Car Club for a number of years. He will be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to his Family.

  2. Paul and Judy Stedman says:

    Our deepest simplicity to WO’s family. We met WO and Catherine when we joined the Nashville British Car Club. He was fun and his love of and knowledge of trains were just a couple things that made him so interesting and loved. He will be missed by all.
    Rest In Peace WO

  3. Doug Riggin says:

    Karen an I are SO saddened to learn of WO’s passing. Catherine and he were special friends and their loss is painful. WO had a huge compassion for his family, friends and hobbies. Traveling to local and far away places was always fun with many WO stories. We broke bread many times and enjoyed every moment. Condolences to the Greene family and just know we miss WO now and will miss him as the years pass.

  4. Mike & Carol Long says:

    Carol and I met WO and Katherine nearly 30 years ago and shared countless experiences related to cars, food/drink, travel, and the general joy of life. WO was always up for a laugh and, despite occasional health setbacks, he was always up for the next opportunity to create good memories. A kind, comfortable, and entertaining guy whose friendship will not be forgotten. RIP

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