Written by Dr. Steve Greene on June 10, 2022
Dr. Steven George Greene, age 69, of Lake Mary, Florida, has joined the angels in Heaven. He brightened and blessed the earth in Vallejo, California in 1953. He was beloved by all who knew him as “Doc,” “Dr. G” and “Dr. Steve.” Steve’s profound and passionate love for Jesus Christ was evidenced throughout his life as a Pastor, Professor, Publisher, Author, Marketer and Business Owner.
Dr. Greene earned a DBA in marketing from the University of Memphis in 1983, an MBA in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1979 and a BSBA in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana in 1975. His appointment to Dean of the College of Business at Oral Roberts University was predicated by his tenured positions at universities across the country including Southeastern Louisiana University, Marshall University, McNeese State University, Mississippi State University, Southwest Missouri State University, Drury College, and Oral Roberts University.
Throughout the course of his career as a loving, passionate and challenging Professor, Dr. G was able to impact, mentor and mold the lives of thousands of his students whom beloved him.As a marketing visionary, his founded company conducted primary research in eighty-three television markets across the United States focused on researching consumer behavior for target-based marketing.
As a content creator, Doc created strategic business, marketing, and revenue plans for household name national clients. He served in numerous senior level executive roles responsible for nationwide sales and marketing revenue generation.
Dr. Steve’s tremendous legacy and global reach in ministry and business led to a voice and on-line presence that was followed, downloaded, and shared by millions across social platforms.
Steve also faithfully served the lord as a church planter in Oklahoma in the role of Senior Pastor for ten years. His devotion to Christ’s word and unique delivery style led and guided individuals and families to know and accept Jesus and understand the word of God.
Dr. Greene had a passionate love for many things, most importantly his family. He met and married his bride in Louisiana at the youthful age of nineteen. They would grow together in Jesus over the years and go on to travel the world both recreationally and in the service of Christ, ministering in some of the most barren and desolate places in Africa. Together, they would minister to thousands of his students both home and abroad and help many discover the love of Jesus.
Steve’s greatest joy and accomplishment in life were his children. He relished watching his oldest daughter grow up loving to play a variety of musical instruments and thrive in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading. She would eventually bless his heart three times over with his grandchildren. His youngest son brought him joy from his accomplishments in bowling, golf and mastering musical instruments that led him to play at the collegiate level. He shared a 35-year love of golf with his son and was often overheard telling stories of his accomplishments in high school, college and running through the country club ranks.
Dr. Greene had a zeal for photography, nature watching, symphonic orchestra, theatrical arts, playing golf, the St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans Saints and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Steve was predeceased by his father Edward Greene, and stepbrother Tony Greene. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Anette Greene, two children Kimberly (Ryan) Forbes, Landon Greene, and his sister Debbie (Kurt) Ummel. Dr. Greene is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Kaitlin (Trevor) Booth, Treyton Forbes, and Kolby Forbes; two nieces Jennie Rodriguez, and Melanie (Charles) Ruark.The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory 500 E. Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL, 32773. Phone (407) 322-3213
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, MO. The family will receive friends for visitation from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with services to follow. Interment will be held in Bruner, Missouri. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Family Funeral Home 1700 South 15th Avenue, Ozark, MO 65721. Phone (417) 581-7811