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Bobbie W. Green, age 90 of Edina, Missouri died September 5th, 2012 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born on April 23rd, 1922 to his parents John Cecil Green and Mary Sue (Waite) Green in Shelbina, Missouri.
Bobbie was raised on the farm and attended the Shelbina area schools. He graduated from Shelbina High School and always claimed, “I had to walk 5 miles every day to school uphill; both ways.”
Bobbie was a WWII Veteran having joined the U.S. Navy right after high school. He was stationed in Key West, Florida aboard a Sea Plane Tender. He was trained and became an onboard airplane mechanic. After the War, he moved to Aurora, Illinois to work for the CB&Q Railroad. After a brief stint, he then took a job at Barber-Greene Asphalt Equipment Company as a welder. While working there he accepted an invitation for a “Blind Date” with Joyce Carolyn Wilkinson. They were married 6 months later on June 27th, 1948 and spent the next 64 years together.
Bobbie and his family moved to Yorkville, Illinois in the early 50s and he became head auto mechanic at Bud’s Standard. He would later purchase the business and it became Bob’s Standard Service. He retired in 1986 and moved to Edina, Missouri in 1991.
Bobbie became a volunteer fireman with Bristol-Kendall Fire Department in Yorkville and proudly served for 30 years. He was also very active in the American Legion in both Yorkville and Edina. He became Commander in Edina and was a PUFL member. Bobbie was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, a son Kerry (Cindy) of Mt Vernon, Missouri, a daughter Alicia (Todd) Engleman of Sheridan, Illinois, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a sister Marjorie Talley, of Lawrence, Kansas, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant brother John Cecil Green, Jr and his daughter Claudia Heubel.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 21st, at the Edina Christian Church in Edina, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Edina Christian Church.