Johnny Lee Green

Johnny Green picture 001Johnny Lee Green, loving husband and father departed this life May 31, 2015.  He was a 1963 graduate of Hot Springs High.  From 1966-1970, he honorably served his country in the United States Air Force.  Johnny’s passion for helping others led him to a distinguished career in law enforcement.  He began his career at the Hot Springs Police Department serving his local community before moving on to become an instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden.  He spent years with the Department of Transportation and Safety before being appointed as Chief Deputy of Saline County.  He spent his last years of service working for the Department of Community Corrections before retiring after 38 years.

Even in retirement he continued to serve and educate others.  Johnny taught several criminal justice classes at the Garland County Community College and was a licensed concealed weapons instructor.  Johnny was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at camp with family and friends.  He could be found every Saturday morning with his wife garage selling, before returning home to work in the yard at Green Acres. 

He was born on April 4, 1945 to J.D. and Clarice B. Green in Blytheville, Arkansas.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Joann; two sons, Michael Green and Marty Demmitt, both of Hot Springs; one daughter, Jo Ann Demmitt of London; brother, David Green and wife, Cindy of Hot Springs; two sisters-in-law, Sharron (Troy) Stallings and Louise (David) Nettles, both of Hazen; niece, Tabitha (Matt) Green-Keller of Dublin, Ohio; three nephew’s, Christopher (Holly) Taylor-Green of Pensacola, Florida, David Nettles of Beebe, and Rick (Jenn) Stallings of Hazen; one great niece and one great nephew and a host of loving family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service celebrating Johnny’s life will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00-12:00 at Winans Missionary Baptist Church in Hot Springs.

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9 thoughts on “Johnny Lee Green”

  1. Charlotte Billingsley

    Joann, Mike and Marty, I was so sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. I worked with Johnny when he was with the Department of Correction and Community Correction. He was a wonderful co-worker as well as a friend. He loved all of you and was so proud of his family. He will be missed by so many who knew and loved him. He was always willing to help and never met a stranger. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Charlotte

  2. Joann, I am so sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. He was a true friend to all of us at DCC and especially AAPPA. You and Johnny’s tireless work will never be forgotten, and he leaves a legacy that will never be matched. My condolences to you and your family during this time. I have missed Johnny but I will never forget him.

  3. Patrick Langley

    I’m so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I worked with him for several years at the Dept. of Community Correction before I moved on to the HSPD (Johnny put in a good word for me). Johnny was always a nice guy and was willing to help out in any way that he could. My condolences to the family for the loss of such a good person. You will all be in the prayers of me and my family.

  4. Kerrie Brashier

    I am so sorry for your loss Joann, I do not know if you remember me but i was Johnny’s nurse at Dr. Featherston’s office for a couple of years. He was defiantly a person who made an impact on me! I loved seeing you all in the clinic and Johnny had such a great attitude every time I seen him. I would occasionally see him a Malvern Walmart and of course ask how he was doing. I was very attached to all the people I worked with. I am deeply sadden to hear of his passing but know he is better off than any of us here on earth. God needed another angel in Heaven. May you be surrounded by love and family during this time of grief.

  5. Barbara Gentry

    Rest in peace my friend. You have given so much of yourself in helping others, that now it is time to rest in heaven. You were a wonderful friend, a loving husband and a devoted dad. You were such a friend to many. I am glad your best friend and wife, Joann was beside you till the end. Your smile, your laughter will be missed greatly. Love you friend. Hug Jesus for me.

  6. Theresa Schneider

    You always had a smile I’m so glad I knew you always loved seeing you at garage sales. No more pain in Jesus presence Joann I love you your in my heart and prayers I’m always here for you

  7. You always had smile on you face .Until I married your brother David Green. Wow everything changed i got to know you (Johnny Green ). If a story needed to be told you did it. I would see you &Joann every weekend yard saling. So for now my friend rest in peace & God Bless. You

  8. Michelle Brewer


    I recently heard of Johnnys passing. I am so sorry for you and your family. I have missed him and his stories since I left DCC but have never no will I ever forget him.
    Rest in peace, Johnny.

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