Howard E. Green

Born: Sun., Oct. 26, 1930
Died: Sun., Jul. 30, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 03, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Aug. 03, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Howard E. Green, age 86 of Palestine, IL, died Sunday July 30, 2017 at 10:54 AM at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, IL, following a brief period of failing health.

Born October 26, 1930 in Lawrence County, IL, he was the son of William Seth and Violet (Blair) Green.  On September 27, 1974 he married Mary E. (Heckler) Green and she survives.

Howard served in the US Army, Korean Conflict; was employed with Briggs Manufacturing, Robinson, IL., in the Casting Department as a Finish Sprayer/Glazer.  He also worked for Marathon Oil Company as a roustabout in the Bridgeport/Lawrence County Oilfields.  Mr. Green also worked for AMF-Voit/Roadmaster as an assembler in Olney, IL.  In his spare time, Howard was a woodworker building many beautiful tables and lamps which he shared with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Green, Palestine, IL; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Angie Green, Mt. Vernon, IN, Kermit and Rhonda Green, Palestine, IL; step daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Jim Hill, Bridgeport, IL, Lynn and Ray Brower, Evansville, IN, Sandy and Jim Ellis, Palestine, IL; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Green, Oblong, IL, Jean Green, Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Doris Seitz, Vincennes, IN; former spouse, Helen I. Johnson, Evansville, IN; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Millie Green, Dale Green, Delbert and Wanda Green, Donald Green, William (Bill) Green and Larry Neal Green; sisters and brother-in-law, Gladys and Kenneth Fishaber, Olive and Vernon Dorsey and infant sister, Shirley Faye Green.

The funeral service will be Thursday August 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Karen S. Russell officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday August 3, 2017 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Waggoner Cemetery, Chauncey, IL.  Military graveside rites provided by the Crawford Post #4549, V.F.W., Robinson, IL; E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, IL and the Marine Corps League #546.

Memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Illinois Hospice in care of Richland Memorial in Hospital, Olney, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

The Green family would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to the many caregivers for Mr. & Mrs. Green over the past five months..

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