Frank Greene, 85, formerly of Bridgehampton, who was a parts manager at Plitt Ford before moving to Boynton Beach, Fla., after his retirement, died on Dec. 3 in Wellington, Fla.
He had been in failing health for some time, but an exact cause of death was not known, his daughter, Ola Walker of West Palm Beach, Fla., said.
Mr. Greene was born on Sept. 8, 1928, in Southampton to Robert Greene and the former Frances Marshall. He grew up in Bridgehampton and graduated from Bridgehampton High School.
He went on to join the Army, where he served as a mail clerk and attended special services school at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.
Returning to Bridgehampton, he worked for the Widener Implement Company there and later Willard Motors, a Ford dealership in East Hampton that later became Plitt Ford. He worked for the auto dealer for 35 years, his family said.
In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling and car races, according to his family.
Mr. Greene was an elder of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir under the direction of Charlotte Rogers and her brother, Henry Fordham.
On Oct. 13, 1963, he married the former Catherine Turner Davis, who survives him.
Mr. Greene is also survived by a son-in-law, Lester A. Walker; two grandchildren, Lester A. Walker Jr. of Georgia and Walter L. Walker of Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Tomisha Walker, and a great-great-grandson, Caiden Jarrell Norman. The family said he was survived by a close friend, Paul Tuppeny, as well.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth tomorrow.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Community Care, 2703 Seacrest Boulevard, Delray Beach, Fla. 33444.