Kenneth A. Green

January 11, 1927 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 91)

Kenneth A. Green died peacefully at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida, on Wednesday evening, November 7, 2018, at the age of 91.  He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Esther Green; his sister Winifred; his beloved wife of 49 years, Betty; and his wife Delores with whom he spent 12 loving years.  He is survived by his sister, Barbara Simmons; his sons David (Rita) and Dale (June); seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Kenny”.    Kenneth was born on January 11, 1927, in the upstairs bedroom of his home in Johnson City, New York. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, 1945-1946, and worked at IBM in Endicott, NY, where he rose to the position of systems analyst.  Ken was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church (now Community Bible Church) for more than fifty years serving as song leader, Sunday school superintendent, and board member for many of those years.  Later, after moving to Florida, he was an active member of the Hobe Sound Bible Church.  Working with the Gideons International was an integral part of his life; Ken was a member for over forty years serving in the Broome County camp in New York as well as the Martin County camp in Florida.  He held several offices and participated in Bible distributions in hospitals, high schools, New York city street corners, and even in South Korea.  He frequently supplied music at the Binghamton City Rescue Mission and participated in jail ministry on a regular basis. The Lord was the center of his life and his first priority was to serve Him.  His life verse was “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”  Kenneth’s polite demeanor, quick smile, and joyful attitude will always be remembered.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, at 1PM, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City.  Rev. Gordon Warner, Jr will be officiating. Burial will follow at Vestal Hills Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 12PM (Noon) until the time of the service at the Barber Memorial Home.   Those wishing to make a contribution in Kenneth’s name are invited to consider The Gideons International Living Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC

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