Herbert Benjamin “Herb” Green, 69, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Monday evening, July 8, 2013, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born Saturday, April 29, 1944, in Elkins, a son of the late Clarence Herbert Green and Sylvia Doretha Helmick Green. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
On Dec. 8, 1985, he married the former Carolyn Shobe, who survives in Elkins. They enjoyed 27 years of marriage.
Also left to cherish Herb’s memory are three children, Karen Russell and husband, Phil, of Kerens, Becky Green of Valley Bend and Doretha Ott and husband, Robbie, of Valley Bend; two stepchildren, Ginger McDougal and husband, Greg, of Sod and Charlie Collette and wife, Chanda, of Elkins, seven grandchildren, Abigail, Dustin, Tosha, Brandon, Takoda, Lucas and Autumn, five stepgrandchildren, GW, John, Leighanna, Chasity and Vanessa; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Alyssa, Emma and Tanner.
Herb attended the schools of Randolph County. He retired in 2004 from the city of Elkins as a heavy equipment operator, having 28 years of dedicated service. Herb thoroughly enjoyed working with wood. He even had his own sawmill and liked producing orders for everyone. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms and loved to tend to a large garden with his wife, Carolyn, and grandson, Lucas “Lukie.”
Visitation will be at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, July 11, from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Lowther will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Herbert Benjamin “Herb” Green. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.