Bobby Bruce Green was born July 13, 1955, in Marion, Alabama to Walter James and Emma Lois Greene. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Caldwell. On January 26, 2022, he traveled the last mile of the way departing from his earthly home into his Eternal Heavenly home.
Bobby graduated from South Side High School in 1973. Upon graduation he entered the United States Army where he discovered a love for adventure and became a Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. He also trained as a weapons specialist; he was honorably discharged in 1977. After returning home from the military, he married his high school sweetheart, Connie Mollison in 1978. He would later attend IVY TECH College earning an Associate Degree in both Small Business Operations Technology and Industrial Management Technology. Bobby was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 14 years and General Motors for 14 years from which he retired from in 2008.
Bobby was quite the outdoorsman, and could not get enough of fishing and hunting, a favorite pastime spent with family and friends. He loved to share his passion for cooking with others generating many repeat visitors on Sunday afternoons. If you’ve never had ribs off his 6-foot grill you absolutely missed one of his finest works of art. You may have to hear a story or three about “The Footwash,” “Westfield,” The Infamous “Woodview Raiders,” and any other reminders of the good old days while you wait sometimes on repeat, but that infectious smile made it all worthwhile. He was a man of selfless service and always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed him. After his retirement he volunteered his time at the Shepherd’s House and the Veteran Administration Chapel.
Although Bobby will be dearly missed by those who knew him, he was prepared to be offered up and receive his wings. A lifetime of cherished memories will remain with his wife of nearly 45 years, Connie. His legacy continues through his children; Kytela (Nate) Perry of Oswego, IL and Bobby L. Green of Fort Wayne, IN. Grandchildren; Tayvon and Keirsten Green and Kyrin and Kolin Perry. Siblings; Judy (James) Whittaker, Sandra Wright, Larry Greene, and Myrna Greene. Brothers and sisters in love; Curtis (Patricia) Miller, Rosemarie (Nathaniel) Norment, Chris Briggs, Larry (Patricia) Mollison, and Carmen Mollison, Aunts: Doris Brown Columbia, MD, Carolyn Thomas Marion, AL, Callie (Clifton) Gordy Ellicot City, MD, Eva Lou Cannon Marion AL and Gladys Cannon Helena AL, two lifelong friends Pete Wattley and Anthony Payne along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Waiting with open arms present with the Lord are Parents, Emma Greene and Walter Greene, Parents in Love, Charles and Elnora Mollison and siblings Annie Louise Greene, Gregory Greene, Sharon Green and Walter Mae Jackson, sister-in-law Linda Greene and a nephew Jason Greene.
It did not take long for me to learn to "hide" the cookies, or you would eat them up! Then you learned to "hide" the fruit from me. The main fruit that we both could devour in minutes was strawberries. So, you better hide the strawberries before one of us finds them. It is with a heavy heart that I give you my last strawberry. You will be missed!
My gpa was my best friend who was always there when you needed him. With everyone being here I just know he's happy that we are all together bringing the love together. One thing I will miss is my gpa talking your ear off, but it was worth it because he had a story about EVERYTHING that would have you cracking up. I will truly miss the times I'd walk in the living room and see him knocked out with the tv on no matter if he was sleep or not you better not touch that tv! He would wake right up and say he was watching it.
Love you, Papa
I will miss them all.
Papa used to kick our butts in Wii bowling like he created the game!