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Virgil Allen Green

August 15, 1928 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 90)

Virgil Allen Green, age 90, of Jackson passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at NHC Healthcare in Desloge, Missouri.

He was born August 15, 1928, in New Hartford, Missouri, the son of Norbert and Ethel Poindexter Green. He and Gretchen M. Kelley were married Nov. 11, 1977 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Virgil served his nation in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1950.  He was stationed in Berlin, Germany during World War II.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England and was honorably discharged as Warrant Officer in 1954. He served in the reserves for ten years and was a Lt. Col. in the Civil Air Patrol for 30 years.  Outside of Virgil’s military career, he was a self-employed tool and die maker, general contractor, electrician and plumber.  Virgil was instrumental in overseeing the construction of the current Jackson Senior Center and served on the foundation board for over 20 years. He was a member of Wesley United Church of Christ in Jackson.

Virgil was known for never meeting a stranger.  One of his wishes is for everyone to spend time and do something special with a loved one.

Loving survivors include his wife of 41 years, Gretchen Green of Jackson; three sons, Kevin Green of Jackson, Michael Kelley of Simi Valley, California, David Kelley of Moorpark, California; a daughter, Kim Kuna of Ozark, Arkansas; three sisters, Virginia Fox of Troy, Missouri, Mary Villanueva of Elmhurst, New York, Inez Myers of New Hartford, Missouri; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

​He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Champ Green, Vernon Green, and Lawrence Green.

The public visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Saturday, June 8, 2019 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Roger Rice officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri, with full military honors. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Jackson Senior Center or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

To view Virgil's personal video, scroll down and click in the green box. 

Donations may be made to:

Jackson Senior Center
2690 Traveler's Way, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-4241

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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