Funeral Arrangements Set For Man Killed While Saving Son From Falling Branch

By: Heather King/ Christine Kennedy
By: Heather King/ Christine Kennedy

A father, a husband and a hero. That is how those close to William Green describe him.

Wednesday evening a viewing was held for the man many called 'Bud'.

Hugs comforted loves one as many gathered at Wilkerson's Funeral Home in Greenville Wednesday.

William Green lost his life on Fathers Day when a tree branch killed him.

His family says -- he gave his life to save his 4 year old son.

Green threw his son, Justin to safety just seconds before the tree branch landed on him during an outing in the Tar River Sunday Afternoon.

Green spent 28 years as an auto mechanic at Bob Barbour Honda in Greenville.

Barry Gurkins, a life-long friend says Bud Green will be missed.

The funeral for William "Bud" Green will be held on Thursday at Wilkerson's Funeral Home at 4 P.M.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a man who lost his life while trying to save his son from a falling tree branch.

William Green known to many as "Bud" died Sunday afternoon. There will be a viewing of Green's body on Wednesday from 7-9 PM at Wilkerson's Funeral home in Greenville. The funeral is Thursday at 4pm at Wilkerson's.

There's been a fund set up to help green's kids. You can send donation to Bank of America in the name of Teresa Green.

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Tearful family members say a dad pushed his son out of the way of a falling tree branch and was killed when the branch hit him.

The freak accident happened when the Green Family of Belvoir was in the sandbar in the Tar River at Port Terminal Rd., which is off Highway 33 in Greenville. It happened at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Family members tell WITN that William "Bud" Green was killed when a large tree branch fell on to him, just seconds after he pushed his 4-year-old son Justin out of the way.

The family says East Care responded to the scene but could not save Green.

Green worked for many years as a mechanic at Bob Barbour Honda and out of his home in Belvoir. Green is survived by his wife and four sons. He was 46 years old.

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