John William “Bill” Green, 84, of Lampasas, formerly of Pine Bluff and Tucker, Arkansas, died on April 26, 2019.
Born near Grapevine in Grant County, Arkansas on June 30, 1934, he was a son of the late William Elmer Green and Eva Elizabeth Lutrell Green. He was a graduate of Watson Chapel High School and served in the United States Army for three years.
Bill had a very diverse work life and was a “jack of all trades.” From his early adult employment at Arkansas Power and Light Co., he later became an independent distributor for Borden Dairy for a number of years. For over 10 years, he was the owner and operator of G and H Freight Company in Harrison, Arkansas.
He returned to the Pine Bluff area in 1990 and opened The Axle Shop on West 6th Avenue.
From his home on the Arkansas River near Tucker, Bill began doing the work that provided him the most satisfaction: building boat docks along the river. He was able to use his skills in woodworking, welding and natural engineering abilities to build docks so people could have enjoyable times.
Bill and Sue moved to Lampasas, Texas to be near his daughter and grandchildren in 2013. He was an active member of Watershed Church in Lampasas.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Everett Green.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sue Hughes Green, whom he married on Jan. 5, 1962; two daughters, Lori Green Ramsey and husband Brent, and Sharron Green Doherty and husband Brian; four granddaughters, Emily Cottle and husband Chance, Erin Ramsey, Celia Doherty and Anabella Doherty; a greatgrandson, Everett Cottle; a sister, Peggy Green Stiles; along with many other relatives.
Bill’s funeral service will be May 4 at 10 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Interment will follow in Fitzhugh Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.