Tom  Green
Thomas Franklin 'Tom' Green, age 79, Joplin, MO, passed away at University Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, Thursday, November 21, 2019, after a sudden illness.
Tom was born January 27, 1940, in Asbury, MO, to the late Henry Dewey Green and Alice Marie Stout Green and had lived in Joplin most of his life.
A 1957 graduate of Granby High School, Tom worked as a barber for over 45 years. Following retirement, he drove the employee bus at Freeman Health System for several years. He was a former member of the Joplin Elk's Lodge #501. A music enthusiast, Tom played harmonica and accordion and enjoyed playing bluegrass music. He was a car enthusiast and traveled any chance he could. Tom will be missed by all who knew him.
Tom married Linda Houston on March 24, 1989, in Joplin. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Anthony Green, Joplin, Paul Green, Las Vegas, NV; three stepchildren, Rhonda Houston, Dan Houston Jr. and Dawn DeMalleo, all of Joplin; eight stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Green and Linda Gail Wilson.
Memorial services are planned for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on November 28, 2019


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Steven Choate and Konnor Houston
Dec 02, 2019
Our prayers are with you during this troubling time. If you want someone to talk to or just to sit with we are just a phone call away. We love you and are here for you'