Robert H. Green


Robert H. Green

Robert H. "Papaw" Green, 86, passed from this life, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and respected his opportunity to be a veteran, following the war; he worked 19 years for Maytag. In 1975, he joined the Cleveland Police Department as a patrolman, until he retired in 1996 at age 65.

He loved serving the community and in his words, “If I wrote somebody a ticket, it may have saved a life. Treat people the way you want to be treated and be nice.”

He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde Green and Pearl Goforth Green; infant son, Robert Jeffery Green; brothers and sisters: June Ballew, Alton Green, Rayburn Green, Maggie McHan and Amos Charles Green.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Reble Merrell Green (married 67 years); daughters: Wanda Mayfield, and husband, Jim, Kathy Hicks and husband, Robbie, and Sue Wheeler, and husband, Bill; grandchildren: Jeffry Scoggins, Julie Quinn, Kip Hogan, Heather Wheeler, Heath Wheeler and Matthew Hicks; great-grandchildren: Skylar Scoggins, Brandon Scoggins, Mackenzie Hogan, Kellan Hogan, Devin Howard, Reagan Wheeler, Morgan Howard, Emily Quinn, Ross Wheeler and Charlotte Hogan; several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends; and special friends, Alvin and Carolyn Howard.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Bill Wheeler and Alvin Howard officiating.

Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors. A white dove release ceremony and bagpipes will conclude the service. Pallbearers will be the Cleveland Police Department Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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