A Celebration of Life Service was given for Edward “Boone” Green on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ in Marin City.
Green was suffering from cancer, and died at his home in Marin City on Sept. 30, 2019 at 74.
Bishop Johnathan D. Logan, Sr., Pastor, and Reverend Marcus Small, officiated the Service. The Repast was held at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City.
Green was born in Monroe Louisiana in Feb. 7, 1945. When he was 10, he and his family moved to Marin City. He enjoyed living in a large family, and was surrounded by many friends.
While a student at Tam High, Green developed a interest and love of boxing. He drove to San Francisco with his Tamalpais High School classmates and train at a boxing club.
Green ran a record store in the 60’s.
In the 1990’s, Green started the Marin City Boxing Club at the Recreation Center, a place where young people in the community could cherish health and fitness over worldly temptations.
Green managed his boxing club, taught boxing, trainer boxers, and promoted amateur boxing tournaments. In the past 30 years many professional and amateur boxing fighters have trained at the club.
Da’von and Trey’Von Cunningham, twins who attended Tam High School and boxed in 2015, trained at the Boxing Club for several years, and found a strong, positive influence in their coach,“Boom.” “He’s always been there for me, he’s never led me wrong, He’s a good coach.” said Trey’Von.
Paul Nave, “The Marin County Assassin,” was friends with Green, and trained at the Boxing Club. “Boone had such a big heart and was always there for the kids. He encouraged all kids and was a surrogate father to all,” said Nave on Facebook.
Green also formed the non-profit One Kid at a Time, a nonprofit organization that teaches physical training and health education to youngsters from low-income families. He taught Boxing for Fitness classes, and adult classes at the College of Marin. And he raised funds for the new gym in Marin City.
Green had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ was 50 years old. Green became a member of Cornerstone Community Church of God in Christ in Marin City.
This helped Green to recover from an addiction, and to commit to a healthy lifestyle. He was also passed along his faith and belief to young men to prevent them from falling into negative habits.
“Everybody came to him. Whatever you needed, some help getting back on your feet, a job,” said Trey’Von. “He didn’t just give it to you, but he showed you how to find help.”
In May 2016, Green married Ida Times. Their children are Apollo and Grace. Their grandson is Ozzie.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife Ida Times, his sisters Oglatha Shell, Barbara Jean Banks, and Diane Hall-Griffin, brother David Hall, son Apollo Green, daughter Grace Green, and one grandson.