Howard L. Green, 86, passed away November 19, 2017 at Freeman Hospital, in Joplin, Mo.
Howard was born January 13, 1931, to Elmer and Leona "Southern" Green. Howard was a resident of Carthage since 1975.
He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Sea-Bee's. He owned and operated the Jasper Auto Supply, and enjoyed farming and everything mechanical. Howard was a member of the Avilla First Baptist Church.
Howard was united in marriage to Betty Clark on June 25, 1951, in Raton, N.M. They were married for 66 years. She survives.
Howard is survived by four sons, Lester Green and wife, Debbie, of Parsons, Kan., Gary Green and wife, Janice, of Roy, N.M., Mark Green and wife, Jill, of Ozark, Mo., and Lance Green and wife, Nancy, of Carthage, Mo. He is also survived by one sister, June Robertson, of La Junta, Colo.; grandchildren, Noelle Terry and husband, Tyler, of Carl Junction, Mo., Nicole Ragsdale and husband, Steven, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jared Green and wife. Katie. of Ozark, Michelle Baxter and husband, Brad, of Matador, Texas, Laura Johnson and husband, Joel, of Strafford, Mo., Jana MacLachlan and husband, Dan, of Strafford, Mo., Cammi Scott and husband, John, of Shenandoah, Iowa, Jess Green and wife, Carrie, of Nevada, Mo., Suzanne Kaslon and husband, Jeremiah, of Stinnet, Texas, Erin Smith and husband, Mike, of Panhandle, Texas, Jake Green and wife, Margaret, of Mosquero, N.M., and Josh Green, of Canyon, Texas. He is also survived by 21 great- grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, at GreenLawn Cemetery, in Jasper, Mo., with memorial services to follow at 11 a.m. at Avilla First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Avilla First Baptist Church.
Contributions may be made to Gideon's International, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on November 22, 2017