OBITUARY

Chris C. Green

March 20, 1960August 15, 2014

GREEN, Chris C., age 54 of Dayton, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his father David Green. He is survived by his mother Judy Green, siblings Cindy (Paul) Merritt, Wesley Green and Wendy (Matt) Orr, nieces and nephews Calvin Wampler, Paige Wampler, Nick Reeves and Shelby Orr, and special friend Lisa Patrick. Chris was a 1978 graduate of Beavercreek High School and was an established bass player in the San Francisco and Dayton areas. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 pm – 7 pm on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with a memorial service to follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Susan Owen

October 9, 2014

I'm very sorry for your loss. I became Chris' client in San Francisco seven years ago. He was wonderful to work with and he will be missed. My condolences.

LOUIS CHASE

September 17, 2014

HE WA A GREAT PERSON, HE WILL BE MISSED MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY R. I. P. CHRIS

Molly Congdon

September 4, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Chris since shortly after I moved To San Francisco 14 years ago. He and Peanut ( who we referred to as the President of Chris Green Inc.) visited the garden center that I work at. He was talented, kind and joyful to work with. He was a gardner who knew the joy and beauty of nature.I know he loved being back in Dayton... We often talked about how grateful we both were to know the beauty of both the Midwest and The Bay Area. I was devastated to hear this news today. But so grateful to have known him. Sending wishes for peace to you and yours.

Claudia Bluhm

September 3, 2014

We just heard about Chris, a wonderful and talented person who we will miss. We knew him from San Francisco. Sending his family and friends loving support. Robert & Claudia Bluhm, SF, CA

Tom Wahlrab

September 2, 2014

Judy and family, I am very sorry for your loss. If I or other neighbors can be of any help, please let me know.

J.J. Staples

September 1, 2014

One never knows how his life may affect others through tangential connections. I never knew Chris well, but I became friendly with him as he was one of the first people our mutual friend Lewis introduced me to upon my arrival in San Francisco when I moved there in 1990. Chris subsequently recruited Lewis to fill in playing bass or for gigs in a couple of bands, one of which, Those Darn Accordions! later hired me to load speakers and to drive their van for a time. When I met Chris, he was playing with two fellow Buckeyes and a Californian in a kind of neo-retro combo named Darke County (later Myself a Living Torch, then Jeff Bright and the Sunshine Boys). They were stylish, smart and powerful at their best. Chris had a magnetic presence and was a spark plug playing his big bass fiddle or Longhorn four-string.

The Chris I knew wasn't all sunshine, puppies and green thumbs (bad puns intended), but after having lost touch with him for many years, I am gratified to learn that he overcame his difficulties and I note his premature passing with dismayed surprise and sadness. It is somewhat comforting to learn that his strength, his talent, creativity and sweetness are the attributes that came to characterize Chris once again after we'd parted ways. I'll remember him as a strikingly handsome young man with big blue eyes whose musical ability, drive and passion for living took him to some spectacular places where he played some exceptional music.

Chris's openhearted and enthusiastic spirit has departed from us far too soon and although I was no more than a footnote in his life, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my sincere sympathies and admiring recollections to his close friends and family. Please accept my condolences and know that I mourn his premature loss and miss his joie de vivre, even after all these years.

Sandy Thompson-Conley

August 31, 2014

To The Green Family
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. May God comfort your family.I met Chris in high school,he was sweet and fun to be around.I always loved him and look forward to the day we can reunite and share our "new birth" stories together.

Chris Koverman

August 24, 2014

I had the great pleasure of working with Chris and his dog, Reggie..what a wonderful man he was..may God bless you Chris with His everlasting presence..K9 Performance

August 22, 2014

Judy: I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Jeanne( Kitt) Diesen
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Leigh Ann Capizzi

August 21, 2014

Judy, Cindy, Wes, Wendy and all family,
I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. I always looked up to Chris as Cindy's very cool big brother. What a great guy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace.