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William "Rocky Top" Green

Obituary of William "Rocky Top" James Green

Beech Grove, Tennessee – Mr. William James “Rocky Top” Green, 86, passed away Thursday July 30, 2020 at the Unity Medical Center in Manchester, Tennessee. He was born in Beech Grove, Tennessee to Homer Paterson Green and Rildia McDurman Green who preceded him in death along with his wife, Carole Ann Palentik Green; brother, Frank Edward “Buck” Green; sister, Coraland Donner; infant daughter, Cathy Green. He was retired from the Cummings Sign Company in Murfreesboro and was lead singer and guitar picker withThe Rocky Tops along with his wife playing the tamborene and singing at the Good Ole Days, Red Apple Days, Uncle Dave Macon Day, The Fiddlers Jamboree, Old Timers Day, WBRY Radio in Woodbury and many other events in the Middle Tennessee area. He is survived by his son, William T. “Dooley” (Betty) Green, Morrison; daughters, Rebecca Nelson, Murfreesboro and Bonnie (Kevin) Mathis, Christiana; brother, Linverd “Satch” Green, Manchester; sister, Mildred Simmons, Alabama; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. A visitation with family and friends will be held Sunday August 2, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the parlors of Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.