Donald H. Green
Donald H. Green
  • February 15, 1948 - October 15, 2017
  • Hampton, Virginia

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Donald H. Green, born in Danville, Virginia, February 15, 1948, passed away at home on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the company of his loving family. Following his 1966 graduation from Kecoughtan High School, he worked a short period at Newport News Shipyard before entering the U.S. Army. Donald served his country with pride in the 48th Transportation unit, Seventh Army in Goeppingen, Germany. Following the military, Donald worked for the Division of Motor Vehicles before joining the Hampton Fire Department for 5 years. He retired from Anheuser-Busch in 2010 following 32 years of service. Donald's success in his work life was driven by his passion to be a good provider for his family.

Donald was survived by his soul mate and wife of 43 years, Carolyn Bailey Green. Once while in the hospital, Carolyn asked Donald, "What are you staring at?", as Donald continued to stare he said, "The most beautiful woman in the world". Donald and Carolyn's family consisted of 3 children, Lisa Green Bennett of Lake Alfred, Florida, Donald Henry Green II and spouse Diana, and Adam Green of Hampton, Virginia; grandchildren, Matthew, Brianna, Cameron, Jaiden and Ashton of Hampton; siblings, Charles Green of Richmond, Carol Gilliam of Suffolk, and Deloris Smith of Troutman, North Carolina.

Our hearts will adjust to missing him, but our love will never diminish because more than being a father, he was a Dad, more than being a spouse, he was Carolyn's soul mate, gone to pave the way for his family.

A celebration of Donald's life will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.