Vernon Green, son of the late Edgar Elias and Elizabeth Rhew Green, was born May 29, 1914, near Harrisburg, Ark., and passed away June 20, 2007, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark., at the age of 93 years. He was the eighth of 10 children. As a youth he worked the family farm while attending school at Cherry Valley and Cardwell, Mo. He was a star athlete in baseball, basketball and track.
He married Estelle Louise Srum from Cardwell in May of 1938. They were married until her death in 1989. In 1990 he married Gladys Carter, who passed away in 1999.
During his lifetime he worked as a bus driver in the Cardwell schools, a truck driver for Brewer Brothers before returning to his first love of farming. He farmed until his retirement in 1975.
Daughters left to mourn his passing are Florence Maxwell and husband, Jerry, of Paragould, Jo Ann Aubel and husband, Dave, of Addieville, Ill., and Kitty Kelley and husband, Mike, of Huntsville, Ala.; a step-son, Ken Carter and wife, Mae, of Paragould; five grandchildren, John Gatling, of Paragould, Phil Gatling, of Jonesboro, Ark., Bryan Aubel and wife, Patty, of Addieville, Kacey Kelley and wife, Cindy, of Huntsville, and Malia Aubel Maynard and husband, Garren, of Huntersville, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Louise "Skeet" Green.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Friday, June 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Priest officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cardwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Gatling, Phil Gatling, Braden Gatling, Kacey Kelley, Garren Maynard, Bryan Aubel and Malia Maynard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association or the Cardwell Cemetery.