The man known by everyone as “Mr. Mean Joe”, Joseph W. Greene, died April 9, in Jonesboro, Ga.
Services will be held this Friday, April 17, at 1 p.m., at Emanuel Baptist church, 920 Olive.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic services were held at the Watkins Heritage chapel on Thursday, April 16.
Burial, Floral Hills.
Greene was born on November 28, 1925, the youngest of eight children born to Charles Greene and Georgia Greene (Richardson), in the Little Italy Section of Kansas City, Mo.
He completed the Garrison school, R. T. Cole High school and attended Metropolitan College, where he contemplated working toward a law degree, but decided to go to work full-time instead.
As an 8 year old, he began working on a huckster truck selling produce throughout the city. He later worked for Kline’s department Store as an elevator operator. He was in real estate sales and auto sales for over 60 years.
In August of 1945 he began his career with Kansas City Power and Light Co., where he remained for 68 years, until his retirement in April of 2014. At KCP&L he worked as a journeyman machinist/mechanic, and tool room attendant. He also served as the Union Steward for IBEW Local 412.
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