John Green was a man of his word and wasn’t afraid to seal a deal with a handshake, said Jeanette Green, his wife of 36 years.
“He was a person of good judgment and very decisive,” she said. “He was a man of integrity, and if he said he was going to do something, he would do it. He worked on handshakes.”
John Glen Green, 87, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, died Oct. 26. His company built water treatment plants all over the world. He was a member of Lakes of the Four Seasons Church and had belonged to Moody Bible Church in Chicago.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving on USS Thurston and the USS Wasp.
He loved children, whether it be holding babies or teasing toddlers, his wife said. He adored his children and grandchildren.
Green accepted the Lord as his Savior as a young man, and had been very involved in his church.
“He was a good prayer,” she said. “He loved Bible studies, and as his health declined, we watched a lot of good Bible programs on TV.”
He wasn’t afraid of hard work, and would work along side his employees, doing the hard physical labor, she said. He also would do projects around the house, including all the snow shoveling or lawn mowing.
Green enjoyed following politics, his wife said.
“He had a very logical mind, and always had a good take on things, one I wouldn’t have thought about,” she said.