We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Nelson Memorial Gardens, Inc.
Johnny James Green was born on Monday, February 3, 1936, to James Garfield Green and Eliza A. (Perkins) Green in Marion, Alabama.
Johnny grew up in a large family and continued his education throughout high school.
He was an excellent semi-truck driver for 40 years for Alro Steel in Toledo, Ohio. He also worked for Graves Construction Company. He drove chartered buses for Nelson Tours Transportation.
He was a faithful member and deacon at Wings of Deliverance Tabernacle Holiness Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Clark. He loved his Christian walk and trust in the Lord. He loved serving and fellowshipping with his church family as they traveled together.
He found the love of his life, Addie (McCoy) Green, at Wings. He is called “her boo”. They were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, June 4, 1988. Their theme song was “You Bring Out the Best of Me” by Vanessa Bell Armstrong. They were inseparable. He was well taken care by his loving wife.
He loved grilling, cooking and traveling. He loved to dress nice. Johnny loved his suits. He loved fellowshipping with his church brothers.
His memories will live on in his family members; his wife, Addie Green, Fort Wayne, IN; his children, Callie Harris, Marion, AL; Robert Underwood, Indianapolis, IN; James Green, Knoxville, TN; and Sandra Green, Fort Wayne, IN; his siblings, Queen Green, Mary (Pat) Easley, Gladys Childs, George Green and Walter Green, all of Fort Wayne, IN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; his godchildren, Pleas’ Anderson, Jr., Angelic Thomas, Shawn Davis, James Cowan, Khrystina Harvey, Kerry and Carla Wilder, and so many more over the years; and friends.
Those who left before Johnny, his parents, James and Eliza Green, Nellie Gooden, Rosa Lee Hogue, Ludelia McKellan, Percy Easley, Bobbie Green, and Joann Moore.