Ernest W. Green, 82, of Willard, and former rural Bloomville resident, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at The Willows at Willard.
He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Liberty Township, Crawford County, to Sherman E. and Ruth Edna (Minich) Green. He married Marcia A. (Hartschuh) Green Sept. 24, 1950, and she survives in Willard.
Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Kathy Green of New Washington; three grandchildren, Laura (Alan) Leininger of Fayette, Jennifer (James) DeFrancisco of Worthington and David Sherman Green of Delaware, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, A.J. Leininger of Fayette and Molly DeFrancisco of Worthington; and three sisters, Kathryn Wilson of Upper Sandusky, Lorna Williams of Fargo, N.D., and Margaret Dudgeon of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Edward Green in June 2011; and two daughters, Ronda Louise Green in August 1957 and Terri Suzanne Green in December 1958; and a sister, Roselyn Chamberlain.
Mr. Green was a farmer and an equipment operator for Bucyrus Road Materials, retiring in 1992. He was a member of College Hill United Church of Christ, Silver Kings of Yesteryears Tractor Club, and a 1948 graduate of Chatfield High School. He also had served in the Air National Guard of Ohio and loved restoring old tractors as a hobby.
His memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at College Hill United Church of Christ on SR 4 north of Chatfield with the Rev. Robert Haskins officiating. Burial will be at a later date at College Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to College Hill Church Memorial Fund or to the Gary E. Green FFA Scholarship Fund at Buckeye Central High School.
Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.