More detail on this person: William T. Green Jr. NORFOLK - William T. Green Jr., loving father, big brother, best friend, Army officer, and construction superintendent, lost his battle with cancer June 5, 2009. Tommy loved to read, cook, and spend time with his "Bucket Brothers." Born in Norfolk Aug. 6, 1941, he graduated from Granby High School and after some years in construction joined the United States Army. He was promoted to captain and combat engineer officer in 1970 and served as an unit commander in South Vietnam from 1970 until 1971. Among other recognitions for his service, Tommy was awarded the Bronze Star. After separating from the service, Tommy continued his construction career with Higgerson-Buchanan, Rea Construction, and most recently with the City of Chesapeake. Tommy was predeceased by his parents, Mr. William Thomas "Bill" Green Sr. and Mrs. Antoinette "Toni" Gardner Green. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Cammi Green Collins and husband Gurney, Mrs. Tammi Green Cook and husband Stan, all of Virginia Beach, and Tommy Lee Green and wife Stephanie of Winston- Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Amanda Collins, Christian Horton and his wife Carrie, Tiffany Horton, Sheila Joe Cook, Darian Green, and Niall Green; sisters, Kay Green Gladstone and husband Bob of Atlanta, Carole Anne Green Gelfeld and husband Doug of Rockville, Md., Marguerite "Lush" Green Heely and husband Bob of Norfolk and Barbara Green Vogan and husband Charles "Chip" of Norfolk; his Bucket Brothers; his beloved puppy, "Sparkle;" numerous nieces and nephews. Tommy's family would like to thank all of the special people who were there in this time of great need. A visitation will be held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, 1501 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517 today from 3 until 5 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held Monday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in the same location with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Burial information: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA
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