William Coulsie Greene, a retired warehouse supervisor and longtime Waverly resident, died of cancer Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. He was 74.
Born in Milledgeville, Ga., Mr. Greene moved to Baltimore as a teen-ager and graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1945.
He began his career as a warehouseman in the late 1940s when he went to work at Butler Bros. Inc. in South Baltimore. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the Army Signal Corps at Fort Devens, Mass.
In 1956, Mr. Greene joined Ben Franklin-Household International Co.'s East Coast distribution center in Cockeysville. At the time of his 1985 retirement, he was assistant warehouse manager. He later worked as a warehouse supervisor for B. Barmack & Sons in South Baltimore for a few years until retiring in the early 1990s.
Mr. Greene was an avid football and basketball fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He was married for 30 years to the former Doris L. Evans, who died in 1989.
Mr. Greene was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Greene is survived by three sons, William K. Greene of San Bernardino, Calif., and Carl Greene and James Brooks, both of Odenton; three daughters, Sheryon G. McLean, Sa-Lee G. Robinson and Deborah I. Greene, all of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.