William Edgar Green Jr.

Friday, April 13, 2012

William Edgar "Will Ed" Green Jr., 77, of Ocoee, Fla., formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, after a brief illness.

Mr. Green was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late William Edgar Green Sr. and Velma Bagley Green. He was actively involved in numerous organizations in Marshall County since early childhood.

Mr. Green served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He and his father operated a dairy farm until 1965, when they developed the farm into Green Valley Estates. He was the co-owner, broker, and auctioneer of W.E. Green & Son Realty. He worked as the field appraiser for the Tax Assessor's office and retired in July 1999, when he moved to Ocoee, Fla. For the last five years, he worked part-time at the Wide World of Sports Center at Walt Disney World.

Mr. Green was a former member of Church Street Church of Christ, and later Westvue Church of Christ, in Lewisburg, and was presently a member of West Orange Church of Christ in Ocoee.

He was a former president of the Lewisburg Rotary Club, and received the Paul Harris Fellow award of the Rotary. Mr. Green was former president of the Marshall County Horseman's Association, former president of the Chamber of Commerce, former commander of American Legion Post #39, and served as commissioner of Marshall County Court for 10 years. He was also a member of the Tennessee and National Real Estate Association, and architectural board member of the Wesmere subdivision in Ocoee.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Bagley Green.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Woods Green of Ocoee; son, Charles Keith (Sheila) Green, and daughter, Gina Green (Pat Leonard) Stephens, both of Lewisburg; stepson, Greg Lancaster, and stepdaughter, Robin Kerkeles, both of Ocoee; five grandchildren, Chuck Green, Whitley Green, Rhett Stephens, Rhye Stephens, and Rhad Stephens; four stepgrandchildren, Brette Blalock, Sara Ann Leonard, Kara Kerkeles, and Kristen Kerkeles; two stepgreat-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia Riney Green; and four nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service hour.