Jeffrey Alan Green
Jeffrey Alan Green, 54 of Springfield, died at 2 am, Monday, May 7, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 14, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois to Robert and Jeanetta Williams Green. He married Charlene Grieme on November 29, 1980 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa (Steve) Olson of Austin, TX; two sons, Daniel Green of St. Louis, MO and Brent Green of Springfield; two grandchildren, Cole and Kate; his parents Robert & Jeanetta Green of Springfield; one sister, Susan (Mike) Boehler of Springfield; five brothers, Robin (Patti) Green of Crown Point, IN, Mark (Nancy) Green of Nashua, NH, Richard Green of Springfield, Greg (Nicki) Green of Normal and David (Brigette) Green of Springfield and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeffrey was a member of South Side Christian Church. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and going to Cardinal games. He was a member of Lincoln Christian College Sports Hall of Fame for basketball. He enjoyed traveling, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.
He worked as a self-employed painting contractor for thirty – two years.
Visitation: 5-7 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at South Side Christian Church.
Lie-in-State: 10-11 am, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Southside Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at South Side Christian Church with Lynn Laughlin and Scott Payne officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Inner City Mission.
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We knew Jeff as a great boy.We are sure he grew up to be a great man. Our Deeprst Sympathy, Bob and Jean Ortman
Jeff painted the interior of our home 2 1/2 years ago and did a terrific job. In fact, I recently passed his name to a friend who was looking for a good painter. Even though I only met Jeff once or twice, he was such a nice man and a wonderful professional painter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Charlene - Denise and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. I really enjoyed my visits with Jeff out in the back yard. If there is ever anything you need please do not hesitate to let us know.
Susan, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother...Jeff will always be in your heart forever....We never got to meet him but hearing you talk about him, he was a wonderful man...Thinking of you and your family.
My heart is with all of you during this time. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers every day. Every time I think of Jeff I see him riding up and down the road time and time again on some small mini bike. I think it was his and he got to bring it to KY on a visit in the spring or summer. I remember A. Jeanetta, Jeff, Rich, Susan, Greg and David were all down. The 2 things I remember about that visit is Rich was sick and had to stay in bed and Jeff riding from Mammaw's house to my house non-stop! I love you all. God Bless you all in this time of loss.
John and Rhonda Meding posted on 8/5/12
Charlene: We were sad to hear of Jeff's passing. Jeff and I spent our early years together in Michigan City, Indiana where his dad was minister. I can still remember camping out in the back yard of his house on Main Street. Our freindship was renewed when we both started LCC together in 1976. Several years later - while in Med School - we ran in to each other at the Indy 500 - a race I know he loved to attend. Our prayers are with you and your family. Although I never really got to know the siblings younger that Rich, I do have quite vivid memories of Jeff's parents and Robin, Mark, and Rich. I know he declared Christ as his Lord and Savior and in this we have our greatest promise. John (and Rhonda) - "Buzz" Meding