Obituary – Rev. Dr. Victor Ellis Green

Rev. Dr. Victor Ellis Green
October 12, 1932 – April 16, 2022

Rev. Dr. Victor Ellis Green, 89, of Benton, passed from this life into Heaven on April 16, 2022, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville. He was born on October 12, 1932, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the son of Ruby Marie Ellis Green & James William Green. 

He was a graduate of Guthrie High School, Oklahoma State University, the Perkins School of Theology at SMU, and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School in New Jersey. 

Victor loved the Lord and worked hard to fulfill the call of his life to share God’s love, God’s word, and the hope found in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Rev. Green served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for over 50 years, mostly in the Arkansas Conference. He served the towns of Batesville, Tyronza, Fort Smith (Wesley), McCrory, Pocahontas, Beebe, and Stuttgart (Grand Avenue) as senior pastor.  After retiring, he served as Pastor Emeritus at First United Methodist in Benton where he was a member. He also served in the US Army and was deployed to Korea from 1954 – to 1956 at the end of the war.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Green (nee Adney); daughter, Kimberly McNabb; and his parents.

Victor is survived by his daughter, Karen Blasingame (Daniel) of Fayetteville; son-in-law, Mark McNabb (Joni) of Jonesboro; sister, Frances Van Schoyck (Nick) of Maineville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Ophelia Blasingame, Victor Blasingame, Fiona Blasingame, Oliver McNabb, Jackson McNabb, Lehman McNabb, Mary Claire McNabb, Veronica Lawson, Victoria Lawson, Tyler Lawson, and Danica Lawson.

He loved his family & his church family very much and enjoyed the many large family gatherings. Victor also enjoyed golfing, airplanes & aviation and maintained a private pilot’s license for much of his adult life. He and Mary enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Twirling Lariats.  They also loved playing dominoes with their friends in Benton.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Benton with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery in the Hamilton addition. Rev. Keith Dodson will be officiating.

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