Obituary: Joe D. Green

Friday, January 7, 2011

Joe D. Green, 62, husband of Judy Carol (Teeples) Green and a resident of Hardison Street in Columbia, passed away at the home of his son on Wilson School Road in Chapel Hill on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, with his family by his side.

Funeral services for Mr. Green were held in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 3, with Rev. Eddie Rogers officiating. Interment followed at Harper Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Mr. Green was a native of Westpoint, Tenn. and the son of the late Marvin Ricketts and the late Mary Louise Lovell. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was employed for 32 years with Truette Construction in Lewisburg. He truly enjoyed the outdoors and loved to garden, fish and hunt. In addition to these interests, he also was an avid reader, but the true love of his life was his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and we cannot fail to mention his dogs and cat, they are a part of the family too, Alli, Buster and Rufus.

In addition to his wife, he left behind to cherish his memory two sons, Wesley (Bessie) Green of Chapel Hill and Billy (Lori) Green of Murfreesboro; one brother, Charlie Green of Summertown, and one sister, Denvell Green of Ranburn, Ala.; 12 grandchildren: Michael, Bo, Jared, Joseph, Jacklyn, Michelle, Bethany, Wendy, Katie, Brandon, Buddy, and Waylon Green; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his foster parents, Mattie and Clear Bennett; two sons, Pat Green and Sam Green; one daughter, Wendy Green; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Hope.

Pallbearers were Wesley, Billy, Bo, Joseph, Jared, and Michael Green.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Green, Jamie Green, John Chunn, and Ricky Dawson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1412 Trotwood Ave. # 5, Columbia, TN 38401.

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