Kenneth “Ken” C. Green Jr. of Hemlock, Michigan
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Symphony-TriCities. He was 85 years old. Kenneth Cordell Green Jr. was born on May 28, 1936, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Kenneth Cordell and Eva May (Bloomer) Green Sr. He was a proud 1954 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. Following graduation, Ken attended the General Motors Institute and received a degree in electrical engineering. He honorably served his country with the United States Air Force where his military occupation specialty was a Civil Engineer. Ken married the love of his life, Sharon Jo Behm, on August 14, 1965, and they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. He worked for over 40 years with GM in the Saginaw Malleable Iron Central Foundry plant as an electrical engineer. Ken and Sharon faithfully attended Merrill Wesleyan Church since 1978. He coached basketball and baseball in Hemlock, MI for many years. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his tractor. As a young man, Ken loved speed and raced sprint boats, muscle cars, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. He will forever be remembered for his loyalty, faithfulness, diligence, spirit and grit. His love for family was paramount his entire life. As an engineer, he loved creating and designing various projects for his home.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Jo Green of Hemlock; three children: Sue (Julie) Green of Traverse City; David (Kristin) Green of Flower Mound, TX; Stephen (Brenna) Green of Brentwood TN; seven grandchildren: Connor, Tessa, Gavin, Caleb, Saela, Asher, and Rosa; two brothers and one sister: Frank (Joanne) Green of Houghton Lake; Kay (James) Frahm of Frankenmuth; James (Mary) Green of Saginaw; sister-in-law, Linda Jewell of Hemlock. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Eva Green.
A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Merrill Wesleyan Church, 3765 N. Chapin Rd., Merrill, MI. Pastors Timothy Morris and Bradley Harris will officiate. Military Honors will follow under the auspices of VFW Post #7302 Hemlock/Merrill. Burial will take place at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice or Merrill Wesleyan Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through www.casefuneralhome.com.