RICHARD D. GREEN

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GREEN, RICHARD D.

Richard D. Green, a resident of Gainesville, FL died Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Haven Hospice. Born in Caddo, OK, October 9, 1938, he was the oldest of four sons of Master Sgt Samuel T. and Wilma R. Green. He graduated from the U.S. Army High School in Frankfurt, Germany and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. He joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and served as a military policeman, drill sergeant, and first sergeant. He retired in 1983 at the rank of Master Sergeant after 23 years of service.

Following his military retirement he was employed with the Veteran's Administration in Asheville, NC and Fresno, CA, and later with the U.S. Postal Service in Fresno, CA. He retired from Federal Service in 2004 and relocated to Gainesville, FL. He was a gardener with a deep love of nature and wildlife and was a lifelong runner.

He is survived by Barbara Spencer Green, his wife of 39 years, his daughter, Dorothy L. Green of Portland, OR, his mother, Wilma Reeves Green and brother, Samuel Green of McAlester, OK, brother, Jerry Green of Charles City, VA and brother, Harold Green of Bartow, FL.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 7, 2010 at the Haven Hospice Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Haven Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Cemeteries and Crematory 352-378-2528.

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725 NW 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
(800) 958-2528
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2010