Green, Edward Williams
Edward Williams Green (95) was born in Austinville, Virginia, on March 10, 1927, the second of four children born to the late Stonewall Jackson Green and Bessie Odell Frazier Green. He departed this life peacefully in his sleep on July 12, 2022.
Edward received his early education from Christiansburg Institute; before enlisting in United States Army during WWII. He received his secondary education from West Virginia State University and Drexel University. Edward retired after 31 years as a mechanical engineer from Hercules /Alliant Tech Systems, Radford, VA where he was responsible for process improvement and innovation. Several of Edward’s innovations and processes are in use today.
Edward was a member of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons and Montgomery County, VA NAACP. He was also affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Edward was an active member of St. Paul AME, Blacksburg, VA, and St. James AME, Winston-Salem, NC. Edward was recognized numerous times for his work on the Planning Commission City of Kernersville, NC. Before his move to the NC Piedmont Triad, Edward served several terms as vice-chairman for the Montgomery County, VA Planning Commission, and a liaison to Blacksburg’s Planning Commission. Edward was an advocate for Blacksburg’s African American community, often representing their causes at public hearings. He enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling (especially) Topsail Island, NC.
He leaves to cherish his memories four loving children, Joyce A. Wood (Richard Grow), Connie J. Blair (Keith), Michael Edward Green, and Denise Houston (Keith). Three grandsons, Donald E. Moody (Stacy), Adam K. Blair, and Darrion K. Houston. One granddaughter, Karla Woodruff (Drew), and six great-grandchildren, Leilani Moody, Kamaile Moody, Micah Moody, Kaden Woodruff, Makiya Woodruff, and Donovan Woodruff. Aldora Keys-Green friend, and mother of his children. His loving dog Akemi Green, and a host of family members and friends. He was preceded in death by three children, Constance Lavern Green, Sheryl Ann Green, and Premature Boy Green, wife, Joyce Williams Green, three brothers, Stonewall Jackson Green, Jr., Arthritis Green, and Alonzo Green, and one sister Stella Mae Green.
Visitation For Edward will be held 10:00 a.m. and the funeral service will begin 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2022 in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, 150 Country Club Dr., Blacksburg, Va. 24060.