Danner Jessie Green, 90, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.
He was born in Tango on Sept. 1, 1922. He was a loving family man, an avid gardener, a proud World War II veteran, a retired employee of FMC and anyone who had every met him knew he was one of a kind.
In addition to his parents, Clara Harmon and James Garfield Green, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, America Jane Meikle; seven sisters, Mary Goode, Daisy Edwards, Alma Lou Harvey, Eloise Brumfield, Virginia Hughurt, Maxine Chandler, Sylvia Jean Green; seven brothers, Clyde, Russell, Edward, Sherill, Guy, Lowell and Ulle. He was also very close to his wife’s family and was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Chalcie Meikle, whom he loved as a mother; brothers-in-law Parker, Dale, George and sister-in-law, Marie Ernest (Listen).
He is survived by daughters, Diana Green and Jean Adkins (Terry) of Alum Creek; four grandchildren, Angela Adkins (Terra) of Belle, Hope Adkins Fout (Eric), Terry Adkins II (Amy) and Jerry all of Alum Creek. Seven great grandchildren, Matthew Orcutt (Brittini) of Beckley, Hunter McClure, Austin and Aubry Adkins and Natalie Fout of Alum Creek, Emmy Carte Adkins of South Charleston and Gabriel Bias of Griffithsville; one great great grandson, Brycen Orcutt of Beckley;
brothers-in-law, Robert Meikle (Lucy), Tom Meikle (Audry); sisters-in-law Opal Kitchen, Phyllis DeBord (Cal), Anna Mae, Lavanna Green and many special nieces and nephews.
Danner joined the Army during WWII and served in the Phillippines. He was a proud veteran who loved his country. He was a member of the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.
He retired from FMC in 1982 with 38 years service to help care for his sick wife. Danner was an amazing father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He helped anyone he could and enjoyed doing so. He was a loving and giving man, who was devoted to his family. He loved to sit on his front porch with his friends, neighbors and his beloved tobacco. His group of lifelong friends were often call the front porch gang (Ray Pauley, Charles Sigmon, Olive Banks and Opal Kitchen).
Funeral service will be 4:00 pm Saturday, June 29th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Memorial Park with military Graveside Rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Arvind Viradia and his staff, and the staff at St. Francis Hospital.