November 17, 1955 - January 20, 2012
Published in The Oklahoman
on January 25, 2012
Larry Green, 56, of Choctaw, OK, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Larry
was born Nov. 17, 1955 in Cushing, OK to William "Bud" and Geraldine
"Gerrie" Green. He attended school at Willowbrook Elementary,
Star-Spencer High School and Choctaw High School.
Larry played professional baseball for the Houston Astros, worked at Star
Manufacturing as a welder and was a volunteer for the Choctaw Fire Department
before graduating from the Midwest City Fire Academy. During his time
at the MWC Fire Dept., he served as a firefighter, driver and Captain
and was named Firefighter of the Year before retiring.
Larry enjoyed golf, softball, OU football, time spent at the lake, tailgating,
spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He was also
a member of the Firefighters Association.
Larry is survived by his wife, Diana Gail; children, Kelly Joe Green and
wife Jacilyn, Kristal Gayle and husband Jason Pritchard; grandchildren,
Hunter Kai Green, Blake Larson Pritchard, twins Emma Gayle and Ella "Cindy
Lu" Grace Pritchard; parents, William "Bud" and Mabel Geraldine
"Gerrie" Green; father and mother-in-law, Johnny "Pudge"
and Rusty Lewellen; siblings, Brad and Janet Hubbs, Randy and Cindy Lewellen,
Kenny and Caroline Lewellen; nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Joe Phillips,
Jamie Jenson, Ariel and Audriana Hubbs, Misti Dawn Lewellen, Randy Jon
"RJ" Lewellen, Molly Bay and Bromlyn Brook Lewellen; numerous
cousins, great nieces, great nephews and friends and his Labs Bo and Sierra
and Yorkie Mattie.
Larry was preceded in death by his niece, Kyndra Gibson. Larry, Dad, Pops,
The pain we feel from your departure seems more than we can bear. Our
one saving grace is in realizing that the hurt we feel today is a direct
result of the great love that we share with you. We know that this love
does not end or leave with you. It stays here with us in our hearts and
with God's help it will see us through this difficult time. May God bless
you and keep you until we one day meet again to live together, and this
time forever, in His heavenly kingdom.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Soldier
Creek Baptist Church.
The family would like to give a special thank you to his brother Ron and
Lori Donnelly and the brotherhood of Midwest City Fire Department and
numerous family and friends for their love and support. Boomer Sooner!
In lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations to: Larry Green
Memorial Fund @ F&M Bank, PO Box 295, Crescent, Oklahoma 73028.