Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Glentis Wayne Green, Sr.

Mr. Glentis Wayne Green, Sr., 76, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2017, at the River of Life Church in Louisville with Rev. Wayne Hill and Rev. Eddie Agnew officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Glentis was born February 12, 1941, to George Blanton and Cordia Beatrice Ray Greene. He is a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church and is a 1959 graduate of Louisville High School. Mr. Green answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter; he loved racing cars and riding dirt bikes; as well as ‘piddlin’ in his shop working on small engines, radios, woodworking, and rebuilding fishing rods and reels. Also, while in the Air Force, he coached baseball and basketball.

Glentis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruby Breedlove Green; daughters, Sheri Rogers and husband, Robert, all of Louisville; Angie Randall and husband, Chris, of Brandon, Mississippi; and son, Glentis Green, Jr. and wife, Brenda Gayle, of Springfield, Missouri. One of his greatest joys was being “Grandpa” or “Pawpaw” to his grandchildren: Nathan Barnett; Rachel Ann Bishop (Kenny Wayne); Matthew Thomas Brune (Desta Hallmark); Krystal Renee Baugh (Kevin); and Michael Wayne Green (Meg Meystrick); and to his great-grandchildren: Alyn Winter Bishop; Aden Wes Bishop; Addison and Payton Baugh; and Troy Hallmark. Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gladys Freeman.

Serving as pallbearers are Kenny Ray Bishop, Matthew Brune, Chris Randall, and Robert Rogers. Memorial contributions in honor of Glentis may be given to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.