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SFC Donald "Donnie" Kenneth Green

1944 - 2021



Retired SFC Donald, "Donnie, Don", Kenneth Green, age 77 of Clermont, GA passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 after fighting a long battle of declining health due to Agent Orange exposure. 

Donnie was born March 4, 1944 in Tuscaloosa, AL. He wore many different hats in life. He was an East Hall class of 1963 graduate, and a soldier who served his country in the United States Air Force as an Air Police during Vietnam, later joining the United States Army, where he served his country until retirement.

Don was a loving husband of 52 years to Patsy McFalls Green, and the best dad in the world to his daughter Tracy (Lamar) Etris. He was also known as "the warden" by many of his daughter's friends. Don was "Big Daddy" to his grandchildren, Corey, Bryson (Hannah), and Rylee Etris, who loved him very much. He was a brother to Sybil (Doug) Jones of Columbus, GA, and a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was the king of yard sale treasures and John Wayne's biggest fan. He loved to read Louis L'Amour books, and had a great sense of humor; his partner in crime was Alisha Etris. He loved his Biloxi family and he loved football- GO DAWGS!

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Louie Green and Mildred Green Brindley; sister, Patricia "Pat" Nations; and nephew, Jerry Alford.

Rev. Ronnie Carder of New Hope Ministries led a private family service at Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Gainesville, GA, where military honors were provided by the Veteran's Alliance Honor Guard.

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Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services 1190 McEver Rd. Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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March 31, 2021 11:49 PM

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