Born: March 20, 1927 - Deceased: May 14, 2021
Charles Allen Green of Swansea, Illinois departed his earthly life Friday, May 14 at Grand Manor and is now in his heavenly home in the very presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Charles was born March 20, 1927 in Obion, Tennessee to Alonzo Walker and Annie Laurie Stallins Green and was the youngest of ten children. He and Margaret Alene Willey of Fulton, Kentucky were married August 17, 1947 and enjoyed a loving marriage for almost 74 years.
During WWII, Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees. He was a hard-working electrician with O’Fallon Electric Company, a member of Local 309, and a member of the IBEW for 65 years. Winstanley Baptist Church was his second family, and he was an active member for more than 50 years. In his younger days, he enjoyed the Thursday night Men’s Handicap Bowling League at Panorama Lanes and the Tuesday night Winstanley golf league. Some of his favorite things were the St. Louis Cardinals, cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events, card games with friends, gospel music, beautiful flowers, and watching the birds as they visited his many feeders.
Charles was devoted to his family, and they were the source of his greatest pride and joy. Loving survivors include his wife, Margaret Green; son, Michael (Kathryn) Green of Willits, California; daughters, Jan (Dave) Anderson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Ellen (Jamie) Auffenberg of Swansea, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Lea Green; nine grandchildren, Dyani Green, Jonas Green; Jessica (Joseph) Bonura, Jonathan (Christy) Anderson; Claire (Preston) Foehrkalb, Matthew Auffenberg (Rachel Hines), Michael (Emily) Auffenberg; Tyler Green, Emily Green; and twelve great-grandchildren, Daniel, David, Joshua, and Joy Bonura; Anna, Abby, Aubrey, Ashlyn, and Allie Anderson; Carter and Caleb Foehrkalb; and Connor Hines.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters, and two sons, Larry who died at birth, and Jeff who passed away at age 51.
Services will be Monday, May 17 at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Gibson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Charles has requested memorials be given to Winstanley Baptist Church, 9471 West Hwy. 161, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 or Family Hospice, 5110 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.
Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. The family is very thankful for the loving care received from Family Hospice and Grand Manor.
I have always had such great respect for Mr. Green. Such a wonderful man. You all are in my prayers.
Mr and Mrs Green were an important part of my high school years and the first set spiritual parents I was blessed to have in my life. Mr Green was a great example of a Godly Christian man who loved his Savior, wife and family in that order. Will always remember his playful gentle loving spirit through which Jesus shined! Praying Gods grace and strength to his family until they see him again!
Neat Christian man with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to the many family members whom he has left behind as he awaits their joining him before the throne.
Charlie was a wonderful friend to my dad Jim Houpt and myself. I appreciate him more than he will ever know. We will miss him.
Mr Green was always so dear when I’d go to there home and play with Jan! We all grew up having fun at each other’s house and always welcomed into theirs! His heart and love will be missed by many but he must be dancing with the Lord!
We were so sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. He is now with our Lord and his family. May his family be comforted with God’s love and the many memories.