Arden Edward Green,

 

Arden Edward Green, 92, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Ninth & Elm Church of Christ, 501 Ninth Street, Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Ben Terry and Shawn Jones.

Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Gilmer, Texas on November 11, 1925, Ed was the son of Arden and Gertrude Green. He was the oldest of nine children.

In 1944, after graduating high school, Ed entered the Naval Service and became a flagman. He was discharged from the Navy after receiving numerous medals. He moved to Orange in 1954, working as a business man on Fifth Street managing Davenport’s, a department store. He was later employed by Firestone Chemical, retiring in 1990 as a supervisor.

Ed was a devoted family man. He first met his wife of 71 years, Vonda Aldredge, when they were children. He was 3 years old and his aunt took him to meet the new baby girl that had been born down the street. They maintained a close relationship throughout their childhood and eventually became high school sweethearts. This was the beginning of a love that grew stronger with each passing day. After his time in the service, they married and started a family. Ed loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. When asked recently what he was most proud of, he responded “my family”.

Even though Ed realized the value and importance of family, he knew that the source of all good things was his heavenly Father. That relationship was the true foundation for his life. He was a servant by nature, exhibiting a gentle and loving attitude towards others. As a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, he played an active role in numerous ministries of the church. He was an integral part of the leadership team at the 9th & Elm Church of Christ where he served as an Elder for 30 years.

He was the father of Mike and the late Diane Green of Orange, Stephanie and Shawn Jones of Houston. Toni and the late Darrell Terry of Orange, Evie and Kevin DiLeo of Orange, Kay and Steve Martinka of Kountze, Milton and Michelle Lollar of Kountze, John and Susan Lollar of Orange, Millee and Glen Procella of Orange, and the late David Green of Orange.

He was known as “granddad” to 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their deep appreciation and gratitude to Sabine Place for the care and love exhibited to their dad during his residency.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Africa Missions Fund of the 9th & Elm Church of Christ, at 501 Ninth Street, Orange, Texas 77630.

 

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