William “Gator” Green, Jr. was born on October 20, 1952, in Beaufort, South Carolina to Ophelia Green Brown and William Green, Sr.
“Gator” as he was so lovingly called by family, was a graduate of Robert Smalls High School (Class of 1970). After graduation, William enlisted into the United States Army where he served six years. He became a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also received his Associate's Degree in Electricity from Neil Technology on March 18, 1982.
After his service to his country and receiving his degree, he becomes head electrician at Chuck E. Cheese in Charleston, South Carolina. As the Chuck E. Cheese connection with unlimited tokens and pizzas, he became THAT Uncle by his nieces and nephews. Anytime they wanted to visit and have some fun, they knew Uncle would make it a great experience. He worked faithfully with Chuck E. Cheese for 35 plus years.
William gave his life to Christ and joined membership with St. James House of Prayer for All People, under the leadership of Pastor Lydia Frazier. “Gator” was a hard-working, humble and kind-spirited man that served his country and traveled the world and loved his family, Gator will be missed.
On Friday, June 12, 2020, William “Gator” Green, Jr. was called from this earth to be in the forever peaceful presence of the Lord Almighty. He was preceded in death by his father: William Green, Sr. and brother, Author Lee Green. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
“Gator” leaves to cherish his unforgettable memories: his mother, Ophelia Green Brown; four sisters: Carol Nichols, Coretha (Walter) Grober, Eyvonne (Kenneth) Freeman and Vicky (Randy) DeLoach; three brothers: William Washington Jr., James Randy Green and Marion Anthony Green; his grand-aunt: Rivanna Johnson; aunts: Evangelist Renell Brown (the late Edward Brown), Marguerite Heyward, Elizabeth Pushy, Sadie Bell Blake, Elouise Simmons, and Rose Glover; uncles: James Green, Leviticus Green, Christopher Green, Leon Green, Bobby Green and Leon (Nicole) Brown, Jr.; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; to include a special friend: Leonard “Bo” Lawson.
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