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1934 James 2020

James Rollin Green

September 10, 1934 — December 15, 2020

James Rollin Green moved into a deeper understanding of God’s grace on 15 December 2020.

Born 10 September 1934 in Johnson City TN, he became a pastor in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1959. He served at Norwood and Magnolia Ave in Knoxville TN, Grove in Radford VA, State Street in Bristol VA and First in Maryville TN as well as serving as District Superintendent and on boards of Ordained Ministry, Pensions, Trustees of Conference Colleges, Council on Ministries, Council on Finance and Administration, Commission on Status and Role of Women, and the Pastoral Counseling Center. He was a delegate at the Jurisdictional and General Conferences. He shared his faith in numerous community endeavors.

His guiding theological voices were John and Charles Wesley, Karl Barth, N.T. Wright, Marcus J. Borg, and several contemporary theologians and exegetes (both male and female) who showed their love for God through their thinking, writing, teaching, and witnessing. The book that he never tired of attempting to understand, preach and apply was the Holy Bible.

Preceded in death by parents William McKinley and Edith Hammer Green, and brother Bob McDaniel Green. He is succeeded by his beloved and gifted wife of 53 years, Carol Elizabeth Rugh Green and sons Peter McKinley Green and Christopher Matthew Green and daughter-in-law, Erin K. Orr. He would say they were constant sources of pride and joy as they make their way in the artistic and technological worlds. He is also survived by his brother’s family: MacBryan, Sharon, Deborah, Lisa, Daniel, and David Green.

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 pm on Friday, September 10 (Jim's Birthday) at First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, Tennessee (865-982-1273).

Consider donations to Good Neighbors or Family Promise of Maryville TN, Alzheimer’s TN, or Green Meadow United Methodist Church of Alcoa TN. Services by McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home of Maryville TN.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, September 10, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maryville First United Methodist Church

804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803

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