Leo Judson Green, 84, of Wayne City, died at 5:59pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Leo had been a machinist for Trunk Line Gas Co before his retirement in 1988 and also kept busy with his lawn mower repair business for another 25 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1956- June, 1958 in the 720 Field Artillery Battalion. Leo was very active in his community serving many decades on the Wayne City Village Board, Thomason Cemetery Board, Wayne City Fire Protection District 1, and also a deacon at the Wayne City Baptist Church, earning Deacon Emeritus. Leo was an avid hunter and enjoyed seeing a few of his children and grandchildren joining him in his hobby. He also loved following his grandchildren in their sporting events. Leo was born on December 10, 1933, in Wayne City, to Charles and Mary Edith (Lappin) Green. His marriage to Marilyn Ruth (Niccum) Green on August 23, 1958 was the first wedding in the newly rebuilt Wayne City Baptist Church. They have resided in their current home for all of their 59 ½ years of marriage. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Green of Wayne City, two sons Alan (Darla) Green and Jeremy (Jamie) Green both of Wayne City, three daughters Tammy Braddock of Sims, IL, Lisa Brooks of Breese, IL, and Ruth Ann (fiance’ Brian Kirsch) Green of Troy, IL, twelve grandchildren Jerod (Rachel) Braddock, Charity Braddock, Jason Braddock, Justin (Erin) Braddock, Josh Braddock, Todd (Jenny) Green, Amber (Ray) Downen, Emily (Trevor) Pasley, Sara Green, Eric Green, Allison Green, Abby Green, 9 great grandchildren, and one step-brother Carl (Angie) Murphy of Dothan, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Edith (Lappin) Green Murphy, his step-father Tom Murphy, and three brothers Carl Green, Berlin (Bud) Green, and Charles Green, Jr. Funeral services for Leo Green will be held at 10am on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Wayne City Baptist Church in Wayne City with burial in Thomason Cemetery with full military rites at the graveside. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Thursday, May 10th at the church. Memorials can be made to the Wayne City Baptist Church or the Thomason Cemetery and will be accepted at the church or the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Leo Judson Green, 84, of Wayne City, died at 5:59pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Leo had been a machinist for Trunk Line Gas Co before his retirement in 1988 and also kept busy with his lawn mower repair business for another 25 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1956- June, 1958 in the 720 Field Artillery Battalion. Leo was very active in his community serving many decades on the Wayne City Village Board, Thomason Cemetery Board, Wayne City Fire Protection District 1, and also a deacon at the Wayne City Baptist Church, earning Deacon Emeritus. Leo was an avid hunter and enjoyed seeing a few of his children and grandchildren joining him in his hobby. He also loved following his grandchildren in their sporting events. Leo was born on December 10, 1933, in Wayne City, to Charles and Mary Edith (Lappin) Green. His marriage to Marilyn Ruth (Niccum) Green on August 23, 1958 was the first wedding in the newly rebuilt Wayne City Baptist Church. They have resided in their current home for all of their 59 ½ years of marriage. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Green of Wayne City, two sons Alan (Darla) Green and Jeremy (Jamie) Green both of Wayne City, three daughters Tammy Braddock of Sims, IL, Lisa Brooks of Breese, IL, and Ruth Ann (fiance’ Brian Kirsch) Green of Troy, IL, twelve grandchildren Jerod (Rachel) Braddock, Charity Braddock, Jason Braddock, Justin (Erin) Braddock, Josh Braddock, Todd (Jenny) Green, Amber (Ray) Downen, Emily (Trevor) Pasley, Sara Green, Eric Green, Allison Green, Abby Green, 9 great grandchildren, and one step-brother Carl (Angie) Murphy of Dothan, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Edith (Lappin) Green Murphy, his step-father Tom Murphy, and three brothers Carl Green, Berlin (Bud) Green, and Charles Green, Jr. Funeral services for Leo Green will be held at 10am on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Wayne City Baptist Church in Wayne City with burial in Thomason Cemetery with full military rites at the graveside. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Thursday, May 10th at the church. Memorials can be made to the Wayne City Baptist Church or the Thomason Cemetery and will be accepted at the church or the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.