GASTONIA - Joseph Monroe "Joe" Green, 79, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 1, 1933, in Westminster, S.C., son of the late Joseph Clyde Green and May Love Smith Green.
A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Millwood.
The family will receive friends Thursday after the service at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Clark Green of the home; numerous sons and daughters; brother, Jay Green; sisters, Betty Worsham, Susie Cunningham, and Patricia Hall; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Green Jr.; brothers, Jerry, Jack and Ronald Green; sisters Sara Norris, Barbara Thompson, Phyllis Brown, Judy Lewis and Debra Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lin-colnton, NC 28092.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.