OBITUARY

Garvin and Wanda Green

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Wanda Green, surrounded by her loving family, made her journey to eternal rest on April 1, 2018. Separated on this earth by less than 24 hours, her loving husband Garvin “Buddy” Green joined her on April 2, 2018.

Buddy was born in Oklahoma on May 30,1934 & Wanda was born in Arkansas on September 18,1934. Buddy & Wanda were married on December 31,1966 & enjoyed 51 years of marriage. They lived in Spring Texas where they raised their 3 children. They enjoyed fishing, traveling & spending time with their Grandkids and Great-Grandkids

Buddy & Wanda are survived by their son, Steven & wife Shelly Green and their children Connor & Kendall. Grandson Bobby & wife Miranda Englishbee and daughter Jordyn. Grandson Billy & wife Aimee Englishbee and son Jensen. Her sister Bennie & her extended family. They are also well loved by many friends who have helped & walked alongside them in recent health struggles. They are preceded in death by Daughter Mary Tammy Dyar & Son Michael Dyar.

Mark 10:9:

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Garvin and Wanda Green

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Bill and Michele Harrison

April 11, 2018

We are sad to loose our longtime neighbors. Our sons have been friends for many years. We will miss seeing this special couple, Buddy and Wanda Green. from Bill and Michele

Dawn Green-Gonzales

April 11, 2018

My Aunt Wanda and my mom would cook many fine meals together and make sweet tea, Aunt Wanda’s famous monkey bread and the men would fry up some fish. Aunt Wanda and I shared the joy of shopping. We had many wonderful trips to the mall, many many laughs and had such a good time. I loved her so much! You never had to ask us twice, my brothers, Mark and Paul and I were always ready to go to Uncle Buddy and Aunt Wanda’s house to spend wonderful times there with Steven and Tammy as well. I did look up to her and enjoyed playing in her makeup when she was in the Sunshine Girls. We shared the love of swimming, outdoors, and shopping! They were so happy together and quite often after the meals, Uncle Buddy would pull out his banjo and steel guitar and daddy his acoustic guitar, and they would play gospel music, Johnny Cash, etc. Such fun!

When my father , Harold, was in the hospital in his last days, his brother, Buddy, came to visit him knowing the end was near. He decided my dad needed a clean shave and he proceeded to make hot towels and shave my daddy in his hospital bed. It was very emotional and then my dad looked him square in the eyes and said "Buddy, I am not a baby". We all laughed and they did too. They were always looking after each other.

Ironically, it was later in life that we were to find a state of Texas wooden plaque with all these different types of barbed wire that daddy and Uncle Buddy had used mending fences, etc. He told us all about the fences, the late cattle drives and cooking breakfast over an open fire and drinking chicory, which I never acquired a taste for. Uncle Buddy was so tickled to see this plaque after my father had passed on. It brought back so many stories and honestly, he remembered what ranch they were at and where each piece of barbed wire was used. We honored my father by giving that plaque to Uncle Buddy and he was so happy to have this.

Dawn Green-Gonzales

April 11, 2018

I have lots of Uncle Buddy and Aunt Wanda stories. :>

It started this way, my Uncle Buddy and his brother Harold, were cowboys, ranch hands if you will, before their dual stint in the US ARMY. They did everything from roping cattle, branding, and putting up fence posts. It was after this, they joined the US ARMY and were stationed in Germany.

Uncle Buddy and my daddy both married the loves of their lives, my father in 1965 married Clara “Sissy” and Uncle Buddy married Aunt Wanda in 1966. Following this, they both drove 18 wheelers all over the country. From steep embankments in New York, down through Texas. Then tragically, they were coming down a steep embankment with the 18 wheelers under very icy conditions, and my mom got a call that daddy and Uncle Buddy had both wrecked their trucks and Uncle Buddy had lost part of his ear and suffered a back injury, and daddy suffered injuries but not as serious as Uncle Buddy’s. A lot of time was spent mending and Uncle Buddy decided to start a new career.

I was born in March 1966, and as you can imagine I was quite spoiled being the only niece for a while. Throughout my childhood I loved spending time with them so much. We would go fishing and swim and that is where I developed my extreme fondness for Dr. Pepper, as Uncle Buddy's new career would start at Dr. Pepper where he would later retire from there after being a diesel mechanic for many years and was very proud of this.




Dawn Gonzales

April 11, 2018

This is so hard. I have many wonderful memories of my Uncle Buddy and Aunt Wanda, because my daddy, Harold Green, was my Uncle Buddy's younger brother and best friend. Unfortunately, my mama, Clara "Sissy" Green and daddy have passed away and I will do this in their honor, as well as for myself. I too understand how painful it is to lose your parents and siblings. Thankfully, I had time between to grieve individually. Steven, unfortunately does not have that time. We will continue to pray for him and his family, and his wonderful wife who continues to give him strength through this tragic, but miracle of sorts, as there is not one of us who would want to outlive our spouse. They were blessed in this regard.

I wish to share some of these memories with you, but will have to do so individually, as we only have so much space to write.

I will never forget you Uncle Buddy and Aunt Wanda. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. I love you both so very much and look forward to seeing you again one day. My Uncle always called me Sugar, so that is how I will end this.
Love always,

Dawn "Sugar".

Lisa Heise

April 11, 2018

Steven and Family,
We are incredibly sorry for your loss of your beloved Mother and Father. May they rest in heavenly peace.
Wishing you and yours peace and comfort in these hard times.
Chris and Lisa Heise

Miranda Englishbee

April 10, 2018

Easter 2017

Miranda Englishbee

April 10, 2018

Billy & Aimee Wedding April 8, 2016

Miranda Englishbee

April 10, 2018

Jensen & Great-Grandma

Stephanie Foster

April 9, 2018

Steve, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family for the loss of your Mom & Dad. May God give you the peace that you seek to get thru this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dianna Watson

April 9, 2018

We always seen Mr. & Mrs. Green at the annual Easter party @ Jones ... we missed seeing them this year as I heard she was ill ... sorry to hear of yalls loss of both parents ...prayers & peace be with you all ...
We love yall ...
Randy & Dianna Watson