GREEN, Kenneth Clyde

Kenneth Clyde Green was born June 7, 1912 in Dodge City, Kansas. He passed from this life on April 21, 2012, just 46 days short of his 100th birthday. He spent his childhood traveling around many states including Kansas, California, Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Kenneth found brethren in Christ’s Church of Red Star in April 1935. He married Erthie Nettelhorst on January 25, 1948. After a long illness, in which Kenneth cared for her for many years, Erthie pre-deceased him on June 14, 1998. He then moved back to California in May 2001 and has resided there since.
Kenneth Green is survived by sons, Charles (Joan) Nettelhorst, Terry (Cathy) Green; daughter, Janelva (Martin) Young; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.
During the depression, Kenny entered into tough times farming for his family in Joplin, Missouri through 1932. He then moved to western Oklahoma December 26, 1931, where he continued farming and resided there until he moved to San Diego February 15, 1937. There, Kenny worked construction until the early 1940’s. In San Diego he became employed in the aircraft industry worked for many different companies. He retired from the aircraft industry in 1983 and moved back to Missouri. During WW II Kenny was involved in heavy production of many wartime aircraft. In 1947, he began to become involved in rockets and guided missiles. Also, in his earlier years, he helped develop super-sonic parts and vast aircraft that were designed and perfected with the help of Kenneth Green. He had a good part in helping the United States get a man on the moon in 1969. In the final years of his life, Kenny met and was beloved by many people who helped take care of him. He loverd to joke about all the ladies who gave him so much attention. Kenny felt he made some mistakes through his life, but when he left this world, he left a kind-hearted, honest and loved man. The world will truly feel the loss of this wonderful man, we wish him well and may he rest in peace.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Red Star Cemetery, Leedey, Oklahoma under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home. Condolenc es may be made to the family at
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 10MAY2012