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Ronald Broughton Greene

Oct. 11, 1927- March 8, 2022

Ronald Broughton Greene, 94, of Carmel, passed away Tue., March 8, 2022 in his home while lovingly surrounded by family.

He was born Oct. 11, 1927 in Zebulon, NC, to Lester William and LaRue (Broughton) Green.

Mr. Greene joined the US Army in 1945 and served as an MP in Cheyenne Wyoming before heading home to North Carolina to complete his B.S. in Engineering at North Carolina State University in 1951.

During the 35 years he worked for The Alcoa Aluminum Company, he held many roles in manufacturing production and he most notably developed and established Alcoa’s Global Leadership Development Program which trained a generation of managers focused on the human dimension of managing others.

Mr. Greene was an active member of  Kiwanis Club International and contributed to many communities as he made friends at various local chapters while he moved around the country.

He was a proud Southern boy who grew into the epitome of a Southern Gentleman despite spending 50 years up North. In his retirement, Mr. Greene became a master of every hobby and craft he touched from woodworking to gardening, but most notably he was an accomplished chef and used food to draw people in and make them feel welcome and loved.

Mr. Greene will lovingly be remembered for his unique talent in engaging people and making everyone from his closest relatives to the grocery store clerk feel valued, appreciated, and understood.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Laughlin; daughters Linda Beauchamp, Karen LaShomb, Jennifer Greene (Tyler Wantuch) and Christine Greene; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Zelma Williams (Larry); and an abundance of doting nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Green and Warren Green.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled to take place Sun., March 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. in Bussell Family Funerals, 1621 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel, Ind. 46032.

The family requests memorial donations, in memory of Mr. Greene, be sent to Second Helpings, The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Center 1121 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis, Ind. 46202 or visit https://www.secondhelpings.org/what-we-do/. Envelopes will also be available at the service. Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to care for Mr. Greene and assist the family in arrangements