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Bill Green

Bill “B.G.” Green

June 20th, 1943 - July 25th, 2022

B.G.'s Obituary

B.G. Green, 79, of Buchanan, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2022, at his home. BG was a family man first and foremost. He loved his family greatly and fiercely. Bill Green was absolutely beloved by his wife and children in return.

Bill was born on June 20, 1943, in Tuckerman, AR. He graduated from Buchanan High School in 1961. Bill honorably served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. He continued his education through Southwestern Michigan College. Bill was very passionate and knowledgeable about many topics; cars, guns, construction techniques, motorcycles and aviation. He maintained his pilot’s license and was a flight instructor for many years.

In 1973, Bill started BG Green Construction, now Green Construction and Engineering, serving Southwest Michigan for nearly fifty years. Operations have continued on with the next generation, remaining family owned and operated.

Bill was very involved in the community, working on many projects with Buchanan Community Schools, Buchanan Lions Club; including the Buchanan High School press box and baseball dugouts, the Niles Veterans Memorial and the Buchanan District Library to name a few. Bill was an incredibly hard worker and valued giving back whenever he had the opportunity.

On November 18, 1988, he married Teresa M. Moore. In 2018, the family was proud to offer the Buchanan community a holistic health and wellness center in the opening of Redbud Fitness & Lifestyle Center and Redbud Health Services. Through great vision, hard work, sweat and tears Bill has helped many others achieve better health, wellness and happiness in their lives.

BG is survived by his wife of 33 years, Teresa Green; children, Alyssa (Andrew Saults) Green of Las Vegas, NV; Dustin (Deborah Jonas) Green of Buchanan; Ellen (Taylor Mazer) Green of Grand Rapids; Mackenzie (Nicole) Green of Buchanan and Shannen (Eleazar Alvarado) Green of South Bend; grandchildren, Romello Adjodha, Nicholas Green, Emma Green, Timothy Billings, Jr., Avery Green, Jackson Green and Emory Green-Alvarado; sister, Wilma (William) McGill; brother, James (Cathie) Sutfin; sister in law, Laurel Green; many in-laws, friends, nieces, and nephews who also loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Laurence and Opal Green.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, July 30th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Green home, 4063 Hills Haven Road, Buchanan. Bring a lawn chair, visit and share any stories you may have in knowing BG. The family will appreciate hearing them all. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in BG’s name may be made and mailed to Buchanan Athletics, 401 W Chicago St, Buchanan, MI 49107, with BG Green listed in the memo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Swem Chapel, Buchanan. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.swemchapel.com.

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