William Dewey Green

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William Dewey Green, 83 of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born in Shelbyville. He is survived by his wife and college sweetheart of 59 years, Jeanette Snidow Green; son, William Stanley Green; daughters, Holly Susan Williams (Randall) and Hope Green Dornik (Arthur); granddaughter, Suzanna Carrie Alsobrook (Joshua); grandsons, Daniel Logan Johnson, Luke Bennett Johnson, Samuel Harper Dornik and William Lloyd Dornik; sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Dorothy Miller, Lyland Gray (Bill) and brother, Michael Green (Barbara); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Dewey Leonard Green, who was a grocer and realtor and his mother, May Demaree Tevis Green, a former school teacher who served on the Board of Education; sisters Virginia Sainsbury, Elizabeth Doyen; and brothers, Byron, Jack, and Bob Green.
One of 10 siblings to attend the Shelbyville public schools, he was chosen for All State honors in football, as were each of his four brothers. He attended the University of Kentucky from which he graduated in 1954 and attended post graduate studies at Wofford College. He served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry during the Korean Conflict. Bill was given a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his work with the Rotary Club in West Charlotte, N.C. He was on the board of directors for Solite Corporation for many years as president of the Block Division. He managed nine block companies in N.C. and Va. He was a board member of the National Concrete Masonry Association and became an honorary lifetime member. He enjoyed watching The University of Kentucky with his fellow alumnus, and spending time with his loved ones. "GO WILDCATS!" Bill had a generous, fun spirit and will be remembered for his humor, honor and kindness but above all his devotion to his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be made to Third Presbyterian Church or the cancer . There was a memorial Friday, celebrating his life, at Third Presbyterian Church, 500 Forest Ave., Richmond, Va., with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. "Toodeloo"
Published in The Sentinel-News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 22, 2014
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