Rev. Q. David Green (Sign Guestbook)

Green, Rev. Quillen David, age 56, of Knoxville, died Thursday morning, September 19, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Born February 17, 1957, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to Quillen G. and Linda Sue Green and preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. Survived by wife, Jill, of Knoxville; children, Jason and Angela Green; four grandchildren; father, Quillen, of Chattanooga; sister, Phyllis Donley and husband Richard; niece, Tracy Lane and husband Chris; special great-niece, Sophia Lane, all of Chattanooga; and several cousins. Rev. Green was a 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. After teaching school for two years, he entered the ministry and completed his course of study at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He was a Full Elder of the Holston Conference, United Methodist Church, from 1984 until his death, with pastorates at Economy-Edwards Chapel, Copperhill First, Hardin’s Chapel-Bradburn Hill, Asbury, Rutherford Memorial, Norwood, and Pleasant Hill. While serving his local churches, Rev. Green was involved in many civic and community activities, most recently serving as a chaplain for the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Department. He was also a member of the John T. O’Connor Center Advisory Board and the current president of the Kiwanis Club of West Knoxville. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Division V, Kentucky-Tennessee District, Kiwanis International, in 2010-11. He was a charter member of the “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club on Monday,” adding greatly to the discussion of important current events. The family will receive friends  on Sunday, September 22, from 2-4 p.m. at Fountain City United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow beginning at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Randy Frye, Rev. Teresa McClure, and Mr. Walter Wojnar officiating. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Green family and invites you to view and sign the guestbook below.

14 guestbook entries for “Rev. Q. David Green”:

  1. Janet Phillips says:

    My friend David has gone home. He was my mentor, my friend and second brother. I miss him.

    Jan

  2. Milton & Susan Thompson, Bryan and Blake says:

    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of David. He was such a great Christian man who persevered even through all his struggles with his health. We will be keeping the entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Milton & Susan Thompson
    Bryan & Blake Thompson

  3. Brian Hornback says:

    David was that friend that comes along and is not forgotten. He was always upbeat, no matter his own circumstances. He was a great friend. Gonna miss him, prayers and sympathy to Jill and others

  4. Rev. Michael Ogle says:

    Judy and I were saddened to hear of David!’s passing. David had a gentle spirit and I was proud to have him as a friend and colleague. I rejoice that David has finished his earthly race and is now enjoying his heavenly reward. Our prayers are with Jill and the rest of David’s family.
    Rev. Michael and Judy Ogle

  5. Becky Brogdon Freeman says:

    I am so sorry about David’s death. It hurts to lose a brother and I am so sad for all of you. He was an awesome man and we certainly know he is in heaven with our Lord. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and keep you during this time and always. God bless.

  6. Mary Dishman says:

    I was so sad to hear of Davids passing.He was a kind and compassionate christian man.I was glad to call him my friend.My heart goes out to his wife Jill and all his family.I pray Gods love and comfort will surround you all at this time.i will miss him greatly.

  7. Rev Pat & Gayle Polis says:

    We are saddened at the loss of a friend and colleague. His struggles are over and he has received the crown of righteousness promised him. We pray for Jill and the family.
    Pat & Gayle

  8. Louise Buckner Weaver says:

    David I will always remember the years of growing up together at East Lake Baptist Church the youth group trips we went on and all the fun we had. I will also never forget when my brother was in a car wreck and I came to the emergency room and you were the chaplain on duty and spent hours with me and him ministering to him. I will also love you for that. You will be greatly missed. Love you your friend Louise

  9. Gary & Ramona Kendrick says:

    David may not have been rich in earthly wealth but rich beyond his own imagination if friends and those whom he positively affected are considered. It is very difficult to put into short words and phrases the essence of what the person meant to each one. As a friend, from childhood, a participant in our wedding as well as remaining a dear friend through the years David was as much family as friend and whose presence is never replaced or matched.

    While it is sad to think of the void he leaves in death when we view it with respect to eternity all of our lives are far less than a speck in time and we are joyous to know that David was one of God’s Chosen Saints and his eternal Spirit will radiate through eternity as he worships our savior and rises one day to meet Christ at Christ return. Sadness and remorse at the passing of a dear friend is but a human emotion that is an outward, and inward, expression of just how much David affected each of us during his life.

    David always remained honest with everyone and never expected anything in return but instead gave of himself to anyone that expressed need of what he could give. It is easy to feel bullet proof and not fearing anything in our youth but reality of life is that death calls at all points in life and none of us is guaranteed the next breath. Anyone who knew David, in these latter years, knows that David endured many trials due to his health but remained a fighter unto the end all the time trusting that God’s Will is more important than our own so David gave glory in even his suffering.

    Many of us, that profess Christ and to be Christians, say that we would carry the cross for Christ, that we would suffer for our faith and never deny Christ but in this world, at this time that we are privileged to live not many of us have opportunity to prove and express our faith through suffering and/or persecution but David through his suffering with the various illnesses and diseases he had was able to fight the good fight and remain faithful and trusting in the Lord. David was able to prove his word not just speak it. While I will miss my good friend I know and rejoice that his spirit is eternal and in God’s hands and will reunite with us again at a future time in Glory and in an incorruptible new glorified body. I will also rejoice in the many pleasant memories and experiences that we shared together in our short lives. It is always easy to look back and highlight the regrets that we have for missing out on the ability to have shared more time but to do so cheapens the times that we did have and experienced together so it is upon those that we sadly reflect upon at this time knowing that his earthly light has been extinguished.

  10. Gary & Ramona Kendrick says:

    It is with great sadness that Ramona and I have to say an earthly goobye to a dear friend. David was the type of person that had extended family rather than friends for David always gave of himself as if those he met were family.

    Ramona and I enjoyed the time that we were able to share with David, through the years, as we were able to get together around our busy schedules. My last conversation with David was a good one in which, even through suffering and trials of his health, he remained optimistic and always faithful to Christ realizing that there was a more glorious time ahead but fighting to remain, not for his own self, but for those around him. Ramona and my prayers are with you Jill and Quillen and the rest of the immediate family. Thank you David for being a wonderful, faithful friend.

  11. Ron and Sheila Johnson says:

    We send our love and condolences to the family and friends. I know he will be missed in all the service to our Lord that he provided. We can look forward to joining him one day in heaven with Jesus. your friends in Christ , Ron and Sheila Johnson, friends of Betsy Yarnell.

  12. Daniel Washam and family says:

    Jill, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Lean toward God for strength and guidance; He is our true comfort and joy. Of course, my family and I are always here as well.
    With love,
    Danny, Jean, Rachel, Maria Washam
    And Jean Meltabarger

  13. Ramona Kendrick says:

    Jill and family ….Gary and I are very sorry to hear about David he was such a great guy and friend. Sorry we couldn’t be there with you all today but know that we were there in spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Rev. Larry G. Williams says:

    I am so sorry to hear about David. I did not know until it appeared on “The Call”. He was a good friend and he and I were in Course of Study together. I though a lot of him although we did not get to see each other that often. May the Holy Spirit bring you comfort in this loss but our loss is heavens gain. My prayers are with you and the family.
    Larry Williams

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