Park Hill, OK- Funeral services for Chester Green will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Billy Loller of Carter Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 from noon until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held at Tahlequah City Cemetery with Military Rites by Ft. Sill.
Pallbearers for Chester include Dwight Green, Ethan Green, Gerrod Mayberry, Michael Willis, Jr. Morrow, and Keith Crawford. Honorary pallbearers include Richard Flournoy, Virgil Carter, Bob Greathouse, Hubert Dunham and Charlie Gourd.
Chester Green was born in Park Hill, OK on December 24th, 1927, the son of Acie and Sarah (Carter) Green. After he completed high school, Chester enlisted into the United States Army where he served in the Artillery Unit during the Korean War, from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1950. He returned to the Tahlequah area and began his career of Electrician for Western Electric and raising his Hereford cattle. He married Geneva Shaver in 1974, together they combined their families with seven children total, Brenda, Linda, Richard, James, Deanna, Judy and Mitchell. Chester was a hard working man who adored his family and friends.
When he had the chance, Chester could be found riding the fields on his trusted horse Jo-Jo, watching his cattle. He enjoyed the occasional fishing or hunting trip. The cattle sales held every Saturday were a weekly treat for Chester and the kids. He loved to get a cup of coffee and share in a good story or joke. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a welcoming smile. He never met a stranger and liked to chat every chance he got. He raised his own alfalfa and beautiful vegetable gardens.
He loved the time he spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren the best. He always had “goodies” hidden away for when the grandchildren paid him a visit. He was so very proud of them and all their accomplishments. He was a member of American Legion Post #0135, the VFW, the American Polled Hereford Association, and a 32nd Degree Mason at Cherokee Lodge #10. Chester was a man of determination. Even after his health began to fail him, Chester continued to spend every moment he could enjoying the company of his family. A Christian by faith, Chester was called home from his labors on Friday, August 30th, 2013 in Park Hill, OK at his home with his loved ones gathered close to his side. Chester was 85 years old. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him, and the cattle that roamed the fields.
Chester is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Junior and Harold Green, one baby sister, Berniece Green, one grandson, Scott Vincent, one stepdaughter, Deanna Gruse and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Green.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Geneva of the home, and six children, Brenda Tuggle and husband Jack of Broken Arrow, Linda Mayberry and husband Gary of Tahlequah, OK, Richard Green of Park Hill, James Green and wife Winona of Park Hill, Mitchell Morrow and wife Gwenda of Muskogee, OK, and Judy Vincent and husband Royce of Poteau, OK. He leaves one sister Virginia Shores of Tulsa. His legacy lives on in his eight grandchildren, Kris Willis, Michael Willis, Okie Tuggle, Shawna Spencer and fiancé Matthew Miller, Gerrod Mayberry and wife Erica, Dwight Green and wife Shannon, Ricky Broyles and wife, and Ethan Green. His step grandchildren include Mitchell Morrow and wife, Richard Morrow, Jeremy Morrow, Travis Morrow, Keith Crawford, Alicia Vincent, Lisa Walden, Tracey Crawford and Kimberely Vincent. He also leaves numerous great grandchildren, Dillon Willis, Dawson Willis, Jacklynn Tuggle, Lindsey Spencer, Austin Spencer, Kaydence Mayberry, Trenton Mayberry, Adalynn Green, Brittany, Zane, Dominique, Brittany, Hannah, Harley, Madison, Mason, Dalton, as well as a very special niece, Lynn Jackson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.