John Samuel Green was born Oct. 8, 1934 in Vaunsfield, St. James, Jamaica, the second male child of Edna May Williams and Daniel Green, both deceased.
John met the love of his life, Grethel Euphema Taylor and they got married on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1962 in their hometown of Jamaica. He emigrated to the United States of America in 1990, settling in Portland, where he lived up to the time of his death.
John went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2021. He died at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital from cerebral hemorrhage at 11:52 a.m.
He is survived by his wife, Grethel; eight daughters, LeJoan, Judy, Carlene, Dahlia, Margaret, Angella, Alice and Semone; one son, Cordel; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; three sisters; one brother; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at New Song Community Church , 2511 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on Saturday Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Seating arrangement will be made per COVID-19 guidelines, with social distancing seven feet apart and all attendees required to wear facial coverings. Hand sanitizers will be provided as appropriate.