David Theodore Green, Jr.  Age: 70 years, 7 months, 25 days -  Born: December 29, 1937  Died: August 23, 2008  Location: Bakersfield, CA

David Theodore Green Jr. 1937-2008 David Theodore Green Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; Bradenton, FL; Acorn, KY; Winter Park, FL; Camp Leguene, NC; San Diego, CA; Beaufort, SC; Bakersfield, CA; Waco, TX; Del Rio, TX; Hodgenville, KY; Meade County, KY. David was born on December 29, 1937 to Rev. David T. Green Sr. and Iva Whitis Green (third of six children). David served in the U.S.M.C. and then went on to a long career as a painting contractor throughout the U.S. In 1958, David met and married the love of his life, Ruth Marshall, and together they raised 5 children. In 1990 David received a heart transplant at U.C.L.A. and enjoyed an additional 18 years of good health before passing away August 23, 2008 in Bakersfield, CA, from complications unrelated to the transplant. The love he had for his family was second only to the love he had for God. David was an amazing husband, Dad, and Papa. He was happiest when surrounded by family. He was always at the center of any gathering, telling stories, playing games, or rocking a grandbaby. David was also an avid checker player winning the California State Championship and a Lifetime American Checker Federation member. Survivors include his wife Ruth, his Children Tammy Briggs (Sydney), David III (Debbie), Mark (Stephanie), Davina Green-Stratton (Bill); and Jennifer Pardue (Brad); 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Awaiting him in Heaven were his parents, his brother Donald, and sister, Yvonne.

Published in Bakersfield Californian from September 21 to September 28, 2008

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