W.O. Green was born on September 19, 1926 and passed away on his 96th birthday, September 19, 2022. W.O. was born in Battle Creek, MI and grew up in Dorena, MO, where he graduated from East Prairie High School. W.O. Green was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served his country during World War II. He was the oldest living retiree of the Paducah Fire Deparment and loved reminding the fireman at the annual banquet of that status. W.O. loved hunting for items with his metal detector, collecting unique coins and his arrowhead collection. He was named a Duke of Paducah and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed farming with family and fishing in his younger years of life.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn D. Adam of Paducah and Cynthia (Larry) Stanley of Dry Fork, VA; two sisters, Faye Green of Paducah and Joyce Clayton of Amarillo, TX; three grandchildren, Nick Adam, Meredith (Mike) Stacy, Amy Stanley (Jim) Daniels; five great-grandchildren, Jasper Stacy, Anabelle Stacy, Wren Stacy, Luke Daniels and Yuki Helvy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Nell Saunders Green, parents, Charles A. Green and Eunice L. Carden Green; two sisters, Vernell Hart and Betty Ann Nusbaum.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Kenton Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements made by Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
You may share a Hug from Home, leave a message or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com