Rev. John D. Green Sr.

January 17, 1947June 28, 2018

Reverend John D. Green, Sr. was born January 17, 1947 in Flint, Michigan a son of Hubert and Lois Albig Green. An avid organizer and tinkerer he was known to say "I can't believe it worked" after repairing, without formal training, anything from the family dishwasher to his computer. John died unexpectedly on June 28, 2018.

Survived by his loving wife, Kay; sons, JD (Alison), Russell (Anna); granddaughters Marlow, Emily, Edith; sisters, Kathee (Don), Sally (Roger); and brother, David. He will be remembered by the many whose lives he touched through his work and ministry.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM at Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

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18 August

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155


Rev. John D. Green Sr.

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Bill Ready

July 9, 2018

John's integrity, compassion, calmness, service to others and complete trust in Jesus was a rare combination in this world. I was a better person for having had him in my life and he is an example of life that I strive to achieve. When I grow up I want to such a man.

Alexia Manson

July 9, 2018

I worked at Bonney Watson as a family service advisor, that was over 15 years ago.
I remember Mr. Green’s wonderful smile, always positive and helpful.
I’m happy to have had the opportunity to know and work with Mr. Green.
Love and hugs to Mr. Green’s family at this very difficult time.

Nancy Hoult

July 5, 2018

We are all going to greatly miss Pastor John. What a character! He was definitely a great friend to all who knew him and loved him. One quick story that means so much to me personally. In 2011, John officiated a 10 Year Anniversary Memorial Service for the 911 victims at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood. I was the new location manager and I was nervous about the small crowd that showed up (we had seating for 200, but maybe 30 people attended). Just before the service was to start John said to me, "Nancy, don't worry. God will make sure those who need to be here today will be here." When the service was over, Pastor John and I met a woman and her son who had lost their husband/dad in the 911 attack in New York. She was so grateful that there was a service they could go to on the west coast because they didn't have the money to fly to New York. John's faith was amazing! He taught me a life lesson that day and I will never forget him. On a lighter note, he must have married thousands of couples over the years and I'd like to share a picture of Pastor John officiating my oldest son's wedding in 2014. The ceremony he put together was absolutely beautiful and my family will be forever grateful. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this very sad and difficult time. Rest in Peace Pastor John!

Clarence Bishop

July 4, 2018

We still cannot wrap our heads around this. Does not seem possible. John was such a good friend. We had different styles and gifts, but we complimented each other and he directed me in using my gifts. He had a great sense of humor. Now he and Darlene are up there telling jokes and laughing at us down here.

Sally Metzger

July 4, 2018

Tell Mom, Dad and Bill we love you all and miss all of you. Thank you for being my brother and friend.

Your "little sister", see you later.

Carrie Burgess

July 3, 2018

An incredible human who cared for everyone. He was a true blessing to all the lives he touched. You will be missed John. Thank you for making the world a better place.

MAC McNamara

July 3, 2018

No matter who you were, John could make you feel very important and special. This world will not be the same without him. God bless you John.

Varg S

July 3, 2018

top notch gentleman. we didn't share much of the same beliefs but that never stopped us from always having a good conversation. i always knew my families were in good hands when mr. green was taking care of them. he always had a knack for remembering small details that were important to me, whether it be my current plans for my car or how work was going. he was always genuinely interested in the conversation. even though we deal with these sort of things everyday it still hurts tremendously when we lose one of our own.

Amanda Cornelius-McElreath

July 3, 2018


Your care, attention, and kind voice will never be forgotten. Of the hundreds of services we've done together, I'll never forget your Irma Bombeck quotes:

"I wish I would have said I love you more....I wish I would have said I'm sorry more."

I hope to be like you when I grow up, my friend. I'll carry a piece of your spirit and wisdom always.

John Hutmacher

July 1, 2018

Pastor John... a man of Faith, Integrity, Compassion and Comfort to those he so Honoured with his service....... He has gone home to be at rest ..... our condolences to Kay and the family as you seek comfort in your loss! I am so saddened to see my dear friend and mentor pass but know his Faith and Love will Light the Path......,
Prayers of strength to all....
John & Margo