CLINTON, ME—James Ermile Greene, 93, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Mount Saint Joseph Rehabilitation in Waterville, ME.\r\n\r\nHe was born in Clinton on September 28, 1921, the son of the late James N. and Ivanella B. (Kelley) Greene.\r\n\r\nJim attended school through the tenth grade and then joined the working force. As a young man he worked in the woods, later working at Hartland Tannery as a machine operator, retiring in 1982, following 37 years of dedicated service.\r\n\r\nJim enjoyed his Wednesday night get-togethers with his strumming group, playing Blue Grass. He enjoyed his Blistered Fingers Blue Grass Festivities and the groups at Glen Bowman’s in Litchfield, ME, always baking beans and brown bread for the groups.\r\n\r\nHe had a hobby; he made many dobro’s for family and friends. He loved fishing at Spencer Lake with the family and enjoyed cookouts and family gatherings. Jim took many trips in is truck camper to Canada, and many trips to New York, California, Florida, Nashville, TN., and Kansas. He had many deer hunting trips with his brother, Mervin, in their special hunting shack.\r\n\r\nJim had a Life-Time Membership to Bluegrass Music Association of Maine. He was a member of Fairfield Center Grange for 65 years and was also in the Big Buck Club, 8 point.\r\n\r\nBesides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Stokes; his second wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Richardson Green, who passed away in 2000; his sisters, Hilda, Vivian, Barbra, and Edna; his brother, Harvey; his son, Richard Richardson; and his son-in-law, Anson Perkins Sr.\r\n\r\nJim is survived by his children, Ronald Leslie Greene and his wife, Helen, Sandra Louise Stokes and her husband, Dennis, Dennis Frank Green, Harriet Perkins, Norman Richardson and his wife, Corrine, and Judy Richardson; his brother, Mervin Green and his wife, Nancy; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 with the Rev. Robert Philbrick officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Canaan, ME. A pot luck celebration of life following burial will be announced at the funeral service.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, P.O. Box 154, Troy, ME 04987 and/or to the charity of one’s choice.