Jackie Dale Green, 77, of Ogallala passed away in his home on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Jack was born on March 28, 1940 in Julesburg, Colo. to James Leonard and Lilly Celia (Kizer) Green.
He attended school in Ogallala until eighth grade and then he earned his GED. Jack joined the Navy in 1958 and served his country until 1962 with an honorable discharge.
Jack married Karen Dorothy Davison in 1962 and to this union four children were born. Jack was employed at Ed Cobb Tire Store in 1962 and continued on to work for Bob Barrett at Firestone.
Jack then went to work for the gas company for 22 years until he retired. After retirement Jack went to work part time for the City of Ogallala. He worked in the cemetery and parks developments.
He then went on to work for Loren Soper Sod Farm in Keystone until his health failed.
Jack was an honorary life member of the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department where he was inducted into the Fireman’s Hall of Fame. He served the Ogallala ambulance squad and taught EMT classes.
Jack was involved with search and recovery, was an honorary deputy with the Keith County Sheriff’s Department, and was a member of the Big Mac Sports Club. He enjoyed doing yard work with his neighbor Jack Ringer.
Jack loved stock car racing and trap shooting. He coached the Jr. and Sr. High trap teams for several years. Jack’s love for trap shooting passed down to several of his grandsons and great grandsons.
Survivors include his wife; children, Shelly (Glenn) Williams of Grant, David (Julee) Green of Paxton, Jackie (Kevin) Robertson of Ogallala, and Mary (Paul) Ritchie from Lincoln; grandchildren, Chris(Cori) Williams, Jennifer Fosbinder, Ashley Mullen, Nicholas (Nichi) Robertson, Nathan (Brooke) Robertson , Kelvin (Katy) Robertson, and Klinton Robertson, all of Ogallala, Justin (Fiancee Becca Skaggs)Williams and Jarrod (Karith) Williams, and LynLea Green (Fiance Juan Perez), all of Grant, Alicia (Matt) Walter of Kearney, and Morgan Ritchie and Jace Ritchie, both of Lincoln; sisters, Genny Smith of Denver, Dove Nass of Omaha, and Shirley (Richard) Sherich of Ogallala; brothers-in-law, Dick Davison of Ogallala and Herbie (Sunnee) Davison of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Carol Dunn of Roscoe; great grandchildren, Tristan Otto, Brandon Williams, Maya Williams, Leon Williams, Callie Williams, Kane Williams, Kooper Williams, Domanic Williams, Spencer Williams, Austin Fosbinder, Carson Green, Lucas Perez, Juan Perez Jr, Ernie Perez, Shayle Mullen, Kinsley Walter, Addie Walter, Rebecca Robertson, Hailey Montgomery, Tucker Montgomery, Lexi Montgomery, Tyler Robertson, Kade Robertson, Austin Lutz, Tayvin Lutz, Preslin Lutz, and Parker Robertson; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Herb and Mary Davison; sister, June (Bob) Adams; brothers, Bill (Jean) and Jim Green Jr.; brothers-in-law, Warren Smith, Burton Nass, and Melvin Dunn; and sister-in-law, Mona Davison.
A memorial service will be on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. in The New Hope Church of Ogallala with Rev Eric Wait officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be in the Ogallala Cemetery with Navy military honors. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.
A memorial has been established in his memory to the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department and the Ogallala Trap team. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com where the service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.