Mr. William Melvin Green, 93, of Avon Park, passed away Monday morning, December 7, 2020 at his home. Born November 11, 1927 in Wauchula, FL to Holland Monroe and Gertrude (Simmons) Green and Melvin grew up in the Lemon Grove area. He moved to Avon Park when he married his wife of 71 years, Louise nee Lock. He served in the US Army Air Corps. Melvin was retired as the Chief Instrument Mechanic for Florida Power. He was active at Florida Avenue Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Sunday School Director. He enjoyed in his younger years playing softball and riding bulls. He enjoyed birddogs, hunting quail and fishing. He never met a stranger and was known to have a strong and hard hand and big heart. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Edwin “Skeeter” Cooper. Melvin was survived by his wife, Louise; children Cindy (Kyle) Downs, Holly Green and William Melvin (Faye) Green II; brother, Miles Monroe Green; 10 grandchildren, 17 great – grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Florida Ave. Baptist Church, with Pastor John Girdley, officiating. Visitation will begin at the church 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Bougainvillea Cemetery.
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