GREEN SR., James Lionel, age 62, was born on March 11, 1960 to the late James A. Green and Mae Nell Green. He received his high school diploma at Colonel White Hight School in 1979. After high school, James worked for the Miller Valentine Group as a Maintenance and Grounds Worker for many years. From there, he worked at the Startache (Kettering) Tower in downtown Dayton in 1990 for almost 30 years in custodial and maintenance until he had to retire due to his illness.
James had a strong faith base and grew up in the word of the Christ at a young age. Family was very important to him as well. He enjoyed being around family and friends whenever he could and was known as a good dad, uncle, and all-around great person. James had a tremendous love for music. For those who knew him, he really enjoyed being the DJ. He enjoyed sports also, especially football. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
On Sunday, November 6, 2022, James peacefully transitioned from this life to be in God’s memory (Acts 24:15). Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Florida Mae Smith of Georgia; brother, Kenneth E. Green; and sister, Sandra Zeller, both of Dayton.
He leaves to cherish fond memories and celebrate his life, 3 brothers, James A. Green Jr. of Las Vegas NV, Michael Green and David Green, both of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Haveon Green of Cleveland, OH and Flo Mae Green of Dayton, Oh; son, James Green Jr.; daughter, Brittany Green, both of Dayton, OH; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Best friend, Dillard (Bobo) Cantrell; friend, Walter Franklin; and special friends and neighbors Shawn and Renee Morgan.
Visitation 10am -12pm Friday, November 18, at House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Family to receive friends 11am – 12pm. Funeral service to begin at 12 noon. (Mask Required) Interment Woodland Cemetery.