James Richard Green, Sr. died peacefully Sunday, October 8, 2023, in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born June 30, 1932, in Chicago, IL, a son of Elmer and Mayme (Belgram) Green.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sons, James Green, Jr., and Sherman Green; and all five siblings, Marjorie, Marvin, Kenneth, Linda, and Elmira. On October 27, 1979, Jim married the former Evelyn Kridler, who survives. Also surviving are six children, Thomas (Sharon) Green, Brenda Adams, Charles (Debbie) Green, Sheila (Mark) Morris, Phillip (Pauline) Green, and Angelina Anderson; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 12:00 Friday afternoon, October 13, 2023, in First Baptist Church of Lawton, 604 E. 3rd Street, Lawton MI 49065. Jim's family will greet guests at the church beginning at 10:00. Interment services with honors will be held 10:00 Tuesday morning, October 17, 2023, in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should be in the cemetery assembly area by 9:45. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 S. 9th St, Kalamazoo MI 49009. To view Jim's personalized web page, please visit