Obituary: John Green


John T. Green, 90, of Eldridge, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eldridge.  Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge.  Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the family.  A luncheon was announced during the funeral service.

He was born Oct. 31, 1929, in St. Paul, Minn., the son Raymond and Lola (Hard) Green.  John served in the United States Army from 1951-52 and received a Purple Heart for his service.  He was united in marriage to Alice M. Bowen on Sept. 17, 1954, in Clinton.  

John was a crane operator for many years with the Corps of Engineers and had also worked out of Rock Island.  He enjoyed fishing in earlier years and was a life-long camper.  He was known to self-learn many things and was relied on for help from friends and family.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Alice; his daughters, Cassandra (Jim) Ferrel of Eldridge, Gayle Bennett of Eldridge, and Lori (Rick) Swanson of Park View; his sons, John (Sandra) Green Jr. of Eldridge, and Donald (Jodi) Green of Stoddard, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Margaret Allen of Missouri.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Carol McCarty; his son-in-law, Jim Bennett; and his great-granddaughter, Willow Ferrel.

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