12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Victory Bible Church
816 S. Egg Haror Road
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
Obituary of William J. Green
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William "Bill" J. Green, 88 years old of Nesco, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 30, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. Bill was predeceased by his father Elmer Lee Green Jr,, mother Edna Marie Green (Schreiber), his son Blane C. Green, Brother Elmer Lee Green Jr and wife Ruth Green. Sister Mildred "Midge" Lunn (Green) and husband Robert "Bob" Lunn. Sister Janet (Green) Meister and husband Edward "Bud" Meister. Brother Robert "Bob" Green. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda Green (nee Johnson), his sister in law (Bob Green's wife), Cheryl Green. Children- Darryl (Green) Gracie, Patricia (Green) Stillings, Shawn K Green, Paul J Michel, Chris A Michel (wife Donna), Sabrina (Craven) Parker (and family), also survived by 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He graduated from high school in 1952, attended 1 year of Bible college in Elizabethtown, PA until his father passed away. He was drafted into the US Army in 1958, where he spent his time as a Clerk while stationed at Fort Gordon, GA. He also received Combat training, infantry training and survival training. He was in the Army until 1960 when he received an Honorable Discharge. After the military, he worked at Hollingshead Chemicals for 25 years in the laboratory. After retirement, he became a federal employee with the Department of Defense in 1983 as a laboratory analyst testing various paints and coatings for military aircraft and then retired from there in 2001. After his second retirement, he then went on to work for H&R Block for 4 years as well as the USPS for 8 years. Bill was introduced to Bluegrass music at a young age and was an amazing, self-taught, accomplished musician. He played the banjo, guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro, mandolin and bass guitar throughout his life. He played at the old Chicken Coup in Bridgeton, NJ where he played with so many of the Greats before they were great, like Hank Williams Jr, Lil Jimmy Dickens, Conway Twitty, Ernest Tubb, Lester Flatt and countless others. Later in his life, he went on to play Bluegrass music with many musicians at Albert Hall in Waretown, NJ. He's also one of the original members of the One Way Express. He also played "Stringbean" in the 1992 Mummer's Day Parade playing the banjo. In 1985, Bill met his wife, Linda, who also played at the New Brooklyn UMC and started playing music together. They married in 1992 and kept playing music together all over the state and all the way to Nashville for an album they recorded with Joe Diffie's band which was 1 of their 5 albums recorded. Bill & Linda had an amazing ministry together and then changed their name from Bill & Linda Green to Won By One Ministries and continued performing at churches all over. They also had their own gospel night, "Saturday Night Alive" which was held at the Pinelands UMC for 20 years. Since 1992, Bill served on the board of the Pinelands UMC until he started attending Victory Bible Church. Bill loved life, loved talking about Jesus, his family, his life in Nesco, his cats and especially his beautiful wife, Linda. Bill also had so many friends, family and extended family that he loved so dearly. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 12:00PM - 1:00 PM at Victory Bible Church, 816 S. Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton where funeral services take place at 1:00 PM. Arrangements by the Carnesale Funeral Home, www.carnesalefuneralhome.com.