The Rev. Floyd Green Sr., 96, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.|
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 28, 1918 to Herman and Willie L. Green in Bastrop, Texas. He married Corine Shields in Big Spring. From this union, 12 children were born. After the passing of his first wife, he married Leola Williams.
He worked for the railroad, highway department, was a janitor at Lakeview School and had his own landscaping business. He accepted his call to the ministry in 1950. He pastored several churches under the AME Church, including Snyder, Stamford, Hamlin, Roby, Sweetwater, Slaton and Brownwood.
He loved the Lord and served him faithfully. He was a Mason, a member of the Webb-Spring Lions Club, the NAACP and a member of the Wayside Harmonizer's Quartet Singers. He was a praying man. He could pray like no other. A hobby he loved was fishing.
He is survived by four sons, the Rev. Floyd Green Jr. and wife, Sandra, the Rev. James Green and wife, Debra, the Rev. Richard Green and wife, Percilla, and Lonnie Green; four daughters, Mary Watson, Rosie Green, Claudette Forward and husband, Cleve, and Evelyn Wilkins; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death, by his parents; his wife, Corine, and second wife, Leola; four children, Ruby Anding, Bobby Green, Ethyl Wakefield and David Green; a grandchild, Rudolph Anding; four brothers, Irmer Green, J.W. Green, Walter Green and L.V. Green; and three sisters, Beatrice Washington, Mozelle Blueford and Willie L. Young.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Jan. 21, 2015