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Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Charles E. Green

November 9, 1929November 3, 2019

Charles E. "Charlie" Green, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family.

Charlie was the sweet and loved husband of Shirley (nee' Simon) Green; adored dad of Carol Green, Kym (Jim Ruffner) Green, and Charleen (Ken) Glass, loving papa of Morgan (T.J. Toal), C. Elliot, Austin, and Sam; dear great-grandpapa of Sailor; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Adam Clark Green and Sarah Mae (nee' Young) Green, his many siblings, and infant son, Charles Edward II.

Charlie was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois during the Great Depression. He attended East St. Louis High and graduated in 1947. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950 and served his country during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service, he and Shirley were married in 1954 at St. Agnes Church in St. Louis.

Charlie went to UM-Rolla on the GI Bill and earned his degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Missouri Pacific RR for several years and eventually went into the demolition business. Charlie and Shirley lived in the Central West End for over 40 years where they raised their daughters.

He retired in 1993 and he and Shirley spent their leisure time together at their cottage in the country. Charlie was always building something, from a riding stable for the girls to a tree house for his grandchildren. He liked mowing the grounds around the property and chopping firewood for relaxation. Charlie was very generous and would go out of his way to help family and friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Semper Fi, Charlie!

Charlie gave the ultimate gift by donating his body to St. Louis University Medical School.

On Saturday, November 23, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 6303 Nottingham Avenue, St. Louis, Military Honors will be bestowed by Presentation of the Stars and Stripes at 9:50am in the church. A Memorial Mass will then be celebrated at 10am .

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Disabled American Veterans or Shriners Hospital for Children are greatly appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Adam Clark Green, Father (deceased)
  • Sarah Mae (nee' Young) Green, Mother (deceased)
  • Shirley (nee' Simon) Green, Wife
  • Carol Green, Daughter
  • Kym (Jim Ruffner) Green, Daughter
  • Charleen (Ken) Glass, Daughter
  • Charles Edward Green II, Son (deceased)
  • Charlie was the loving papa of Morgan (T.J. Toal), C. Elliot, Austin, and Sam; dear great-grandpapa of Sailor; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Services

23 November

Presentation of the Flag

9:50 am

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

6303 Nottingham Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

23 November

Memorial Mass

10:00 am

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

6303 Nottingham Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

Memories

Charles E. Green

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Paul Schmittling

November 7, 2019

Charlie enjoyed the country like I have come to cherish my little getaway in the woods
I truly enjoyed his company and his wonderful wife Shirley just listening to the stories and enjoying many a beverage with them. He will be missed but the memories are with me to stay
God Speed Charlie 🙏

William Overson

November 5, 2019

We will miss coming home from work in the evening to our neighbor Charlie sitting on his front patio enjoying the fresh air and always offering a Miller Lite. We’ll miss you, neighbor. Rest In Peace.

Bill & Kelli Overson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY