Bill was born at Edgar, to Guy I. and Grace (Hart) Green. He graduated from Edgar High School, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
He married Arline N. Kramer in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 1943. To this union six children were born.
Bill retired from the FBI after 27 years of service as a Special Agent. He served as Chief of Police for McCook for four years. He also taught Law Enforcement at McCook and North Platte Community Colleges. Bill had a deep respect for law enforcement. In his free time, he greatly enjoyed agriculture and music.
Bill was a member of the First Congregational Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No.135 A.F. & A. M. at McCook where he received his 60 year membership award in May of 2004. He was a member of all York Rite Bodies of McCook, member of Tehama Temple Mystic Nobles of the Shrine at Hastings, Eureka Chapter No. 86, Order of the Easter Star at McCook.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Guy and Grace Green; his wife, Arline Green on March 24, 2007; an infant son; and son-in-law, Dennis Lem.
Survivors include his children, Barbara Lem of Pleasant Hill, Calif., William "Bill" Green Jr. and wife, Sally of Richland, Wash., Peggy Mason of North Platte, Patty and husband, Tom Howard of Derby, Kan., and Michael Green and wife, Beverly of McCook; 10 grandchildren, Ronald Swasey, Brian Swasey, Andrea Green, Melanie (Michael) Whitmore, Tiffany Mason, Robert "Zachery" (Cynthia) Mason, Julia (Stefan) Howard Hötzl, Cassandra (Mark) Harrison, Matthew (Constance) Green and Nicole Green; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the First Congregational Church or McCook Senior Center.
Visitation will be Wednesday during business hours and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at First Congregational Church in McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, at 2 p.m.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.