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Richard H. “Dick” Green of Belton, Missouri passed away on June 23, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospice House from complications of congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.
Due to Covid-19, a private memorial service will be held with invited attendees only. The service will be held at 11:00am, Friday, July 24, 2020 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Guests are asked to wear masks and casual clothing such as polo shirts, jeans or slacks, ect.etc…. The ceremony is being held on the date of his birthday as a celebration of his life.
Dick attended Spring Branch Elementary School and graduated from William Chrisman High School class of 1945. Dick joined high school ROTC and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He became a cryptographer and was deployed to the Azores Islands.
When he was discharged he attended University of Missouri, Columbia before returning to Kansas City to join his father in the employ of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received a Commendation for his efforts in responding to the Great 1973 Missouri/Mississippi Rivers flood.
Dick sadly lost his two children to cancer. Dick passed peacefully 36 years after the death of his son, knowing he is re-joining Gayle Marie and Mike in a better place.
Dick loved outdoor sports: softball, hunting, fishing and sailing. When he introduced Hope to whitewater rafting, they never took another vacation that didn’t include one of these water sports.
If you ever needed help with a project, Dick was there. And if you ever needed a pun, Dick was your man. All who knew him will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel & Ida Green; three siblings, Barbara, Larry and Hershel and his beloved children, Mike and Gayle Marie Green.
Survivors include: wife, Hope Green; sister, Nancy Hedden; brother, Daniel Green; numerous nieces and nephews; and his precious dogs Ikey & Otis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.