Samuel Cullen Green, Jr.

Born in Sumner Co., TN on May 29, 1957

Departed on November 1, 2011 and resided in Portland, TN

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Samuel Cullen Green, Jr. age 54 of Portland, was born May 29, 1957 and was called home on November 1, 2011. Cullen was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ, involved in HATS of Sumner County, the Gallatin Saddle Club, and he worked for a number of years for Bennett�s IGA Grocery Store. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Cullen Green, Sr.; grandparents, J.B. & Mary Gaither and James & Emily Green. He is survived by his faithful mother, Patricia Gaither Green; brothers, Jeff Lisa Green and Lionel Karen Green; nieces, Mary Katlyn Green and Baylee Green; nephews, Lee Kelly Daniels and Cole Green. Active pallbearers will be Chris Morgan, Jerran Clifton, Lee Daniels, Trey Gaither, Jerry Gann and Dan Nelson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 2nd from 12-8 p.m. and Thursday, November 3rd from 9-10 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with Ted Williams, Troy Williams and Dane Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Church of Christ Missionary Fund. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens

8 Comments to Samuel Cullen Green, Jr.

  1. Ronnie Tennant
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am

    To the whole Green family I want to express my sympathy. Cullen was a good man that will be missed. To my family Jeff, Lisa, Katlyn, and Lee, I am sorry I could not be there for you. I am praying for you all,I am sorry, love you Ronnie

  2. terri
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am

    I am a co-worker of Karen Green. I want to express my sympathy to the mother, Patricia Green and the entire family. You are all in my prayers. God bless you.

  3. Glenda Case
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am

    Dear Green Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In Christian Love,

  4. Nancy Ternes
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am


    Keeping you and your family in my prayers during your loss.

    Nancy Ternes

  5. James & Helen Green
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am

    Cullen was an inspiration to our entire family. Even though handicapped, he was totally without malice, a delight to be around and someone you couldn’t help but love. We all have no doubt that his spirit has gone to to shine forever in God’s resplendent presence and for this we are ever thankful.

  6. Bobby McNabb
    November 2, 2011 12:00 am

    Rest In Peace my dear friend. Your warm heart, your smile and your humor will be missed each Thanksgiving. I know you are in a much better place now. Our family will be praying for comfort for your family in the coming days.

  7. Brenda Minor and Reba Carmack and family
    November 3, 2011 12:00 am

    We remember going to Hillcrest with Cullen, who was always smiling and happy.
    Our prayers are with you in your grief.

  8. Bobbie Langford Slayton
    November 3, 2011 12:00 am

    I remember Cullen when he worked at IGA. He was such a joy to be around. God Bless and Keep him, I found this poem which I thought was beautiful and wanted to share with the family.

    The Creed of Babies with Down Syndrome

    My face May be different
    But my feelings the same
    I laugh and I cry
    And I take pride in my gains
    I was sent here among you
    To teach you to love
    As God in the heavens
    Looks down from above
    To Him I’m no different
    His love knows no bounds
    It’s those here among you
    In cities and towns
    That judge me by standards
    That man has imparted
    But this family I’ve chosen
    Will help me get started
    For I’m one of the children
    So special and few
    That came here to learn
    The same lessons as you
    That love is acceptance
    It must come from the heart
    We all have the same purpose
    Though not the same start
    The Lord gave me life
    To live and embrace
    And I’ll do it as you do
    But at my own pace