Ronald Ernest Green, 83, of North Vernon, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his residence.
Born January 3, 1934, in Weston, Mr. Green was the son of the late Alvin Ernest and Sarah Edna Meek Green. He married his first wife, Barbara J. Gudgel, on August 2, 1953, at the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2008. He married his second wife, Barbara L. Bewley, on July 25, 2009, at the Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett and she survives.
Mr. Green worked as a truck driver for Lawyer Transportation in Seymour for five years, George Corya in Jennings County for two years and owner and driver for Green Trucking in North Vernon for 25 years. He also worked for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus as a supervisor in computers for 18 and a half years. He was a 1952 graduate of Paris Crossing High School and a member of Tea Creek Baptist Church and the local Gideon’s International. Mr. Green served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. His enjoyments included riding motorcycles, playing cards, flying and working on the farm.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Green of North Vernon; daughter, Shelley Kay Green of North Vernon; step-sons, Robert (Jackie) Fischvogt of Columbus and Richard (Dena) Hayden of Illinois; step-daughters, Dana (Daryl) Dillman and Roberta (Randy) Renbeck, both of Pittsboro; brother, Fletcher (Joyce) Green of North Vernon; sisters, Loretta Earl of Russellville, Arkansas and Maxine (Carl) Hill of Holton; a grandchild, Amanda (Brian) Brand of Greenwood; 11 step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Madilynn Brand, both of Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Sarah Green; first wife, Barbara J. Green; son, Gregory E. Green on June 26, 2014; sister, Charlotte Randall in July of 1982; and grandson, Logan J. Green on September 5, 2006.
A funeral service for Mr. Green will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Tea Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lovitt with members of Matt Hester Post #2021 providing military graveside rites.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Tea Creek Cemetery Fund.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.