Mr. William Ray Green

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William Ray Green of Millington, MI passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 while at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI. Ray was 82.


Ray was born on March 31, 1934 in Millington, MI and was the son of the late Gordon and Hazel (Benjamin) Green. On March 17, 1953 Ray married Miss Christina Mathews; and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage before Christina passed away in November of 2016. For 40 years Ray worked with various construction companies as a heavy equipment operator. Ray was also a long-time member of the Operating Engineers Local #324. He loved his time deer hunting with the gang, loved working with wood, and loved spending time with family and friends.


Ray leaves; four children and their spouses. Earl and Robyn Green Sr. Loretta and Richard Gratopp, Diane Green, Marion and Dan Detgen and Patty and Mike Zigler. He leaves also; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four sisters; Grace Hannon, Florence Edmonds, Dorothy Staley, and Kathryn Currier, as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides his wife and parents; Ray is also preceded in death by; a son Perry Green in 2013, a grandson Earl Green Jr in 2010, and several of his siblings.


The Green family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home on Friday Jan. 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also for a brief time on Saturday from 2:00 pm until the services begin. Funeral services for Ray will be on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington. The burial will follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Memorial gifts of remembrance can be directed to the National Kidney Foundation.


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