Robert E. Green, 89, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at his home. He was born April 24, 1931 in Rossville, the son of John and Lucia (Green) Ray and they preceded him in death in addition to two sisters, Gloria and Betty; one son, Michael; one daughter, Kimberly Huckleby; and one grandson, Tanner Huckleby.
He married Lucy Briscoe on August 10, 1979 in Watseka and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert Edward (Cindy) Green of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ashley (Andrew) Deem of Mahomet, Chelsi Green of Bloomington, Zachary Green of Los Angeles, CA and Jennifer Cole of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Grace and Ryder Deem of Mahomet and Anthony Orr of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Green was a member of Manns Chapel Church in Rossville. Robert worked at Uarco in Watseka for 25 years and was also a correctional officer in Pontiac. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, was a past member and commander of the Watseka American Legion Post #23, and lifetime member of VFW Post #7450 and Color Guard. He was also a member of the Iroquois Historical & Genealogy Society, Rossville Historical Society, Manns Chapel Historical Society, Hoopeston Lions Club, and was a past member of the Watseka Elks Lodge.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Milford Christian Church. Rev. Brent Zastrow, Rev. Ryan Mustered and Rev. Gary Milton will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Gary Sinise Foundation.
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