Gearld David Green Sr. of Durant, Oklahoma was born February 7, 1932 in Lubbock, Texas to Homer F. and Ruth May (Ebbins) Green and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 21, 2014 at the age of 81. Gearld and Joyce Clinton were united in marriage on December 11, 1999 in Bryan County and spent over 13 loving years together until her passing on March 1, 2013.
Gearld came to Bryan County in 1980 and built fencing for most of his life. Gearld proudly served in the United States Army serving in the Korean War and earned two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and the Medal of Valor. He was a VFW life member and was of the Baptist faith.
In his free time Gearld loved to cook, fish, and visit with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Gearld is preceded in death by his second wife Ida Florene (Smith) Green; wife Joyce Marie Green; daughter Shirley Dean Land; step-daughter Wilma Rene Belcher; brothers Billy Green, Lee Wayne Green and Donel Green.
He is survived by his sons Gearld Green Jr. and wife Brenda of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Donald Green of Milburn, Oklahoma; their mother Lillan Foster of Milburn, Oklahoma; step-sons Corey Clinton of Durant, Oklahoma, Gary Leon Clinton and wife Angie of Van Alstyne, Texas; seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Gearld will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Mark Wesley officiating. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery with the Patriot Guard serving as pallbearers.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6-8 PM. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Durant.