Jackie Dale Green was born in Julesburg, Colorado on March 28, 1940 to James Leonard and Lilly Celia (Kizer) Green.
He attended school in Ogallala, Nebraska until the eighth grade and then earned his GED. He joined the Navy in 1958 and served his country until 1962 with an honorable discharge.
He married Karen Dorothy Davison in 1962 and to this union four children were born, Shelly (Glenn) Williams of Grant, Neb., David (Julee) Green of Paxton, Neb., Jackie (Kevin) Robertson of Ogallala and Mary (Paul) Ritchie of Lincoln, Neb.
Jack was employed at Ed Cobb Tire Store in 1962 and continued on to work for Bob Barrett at Firestone. He then went to work for the gas company for 22 years until his retirement.
After retirement Jack went to work part time for the City of Ogallala working in the cemetery and parks departments. He then went to work for Loren Soper Sod Farm in Keystone until his health failed.
Jack was an honorary lifetime member of the Ogallala Fire Department where he was inducted into the Fireman’s Hall of Fame. He served the Ogallala ambulance squad and taught EMT classes. He was involved with search and recovery, was an honorary deputy with the Keith County Sheriff’s Department and was a member of the Big Mac Sports Club.
He enjoyed doing yard work with his neighbor Jack Ringer. Jack loved stock car racing and trap shooting. He coached the junior and senior high trap teams for several years. His love for trap shooting passed down to several of his grandsons and great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in law, Herb and Mary Davison; a sister, June and husband Bob Adams; two brothers, Bill and his wife Jean and Jim Green Jr.; brothers-in law, Warren Smith, Burton Nass and Melvin Dunn; and sister-in-law Mona Davison.
Jack is survived by his wife and four children; grandchildren, Chris (Cori) Williams and family of Ogallala, Justin (fiance Becca Skaggs)Williams and family, Jarrod (Karith) Williams and family all of Grant, Jennifer Fosbinder and son of Ogallala, LynLea Green (fiance Juan Perez) and family of Grant, Alicia (Matt) Walter and family of Kearney, Ashley Mullen, Nicholas (Nichi) Robertson and family, Nathan (Brooke) Robertson and family, Kelvin (Katy) Robertson and son, Klinton Robertson all of Ogallala, Morgan Ritchie and Jace Ritchie both of Lincoln; three sisters, Genny Smith of Denver, Dove Nass of Omaha and Shirley (Richard) Sherich of Ogallala; brothers-in-law Dick Davison of Ogallala, Herbie (Sunnee) Davison of Lincoln and sister-in-law Carol Dunn of Roscoe, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Tristan Otto, Brandon Williams. Maya Williams, Leon Williams, Callie Williams, Kane Williams, Kooper Williams, Domanic Williams, Spencer Williams, Austin Fosbinder, Carson Green, Lucas Perez, Juan Perez Jr., Ernie Perez, Shayle Mullen, Kinsley Walter, Addie Walter, Rebecca Robertson, Hailey Montgomery, Tucker Montgomery, Lexi Montgomery, Tyler Robertson, Kade Robertson, Austin Lutz, Tayvin Lutz, Preslin Lutz and Parker Robertson; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at New Hope Church of Ogallala with Rev. Eric Wait officiating.
The family has chosen cremation. Inurnment will be in the Ogallala Cemetery with Navy military honors.
A memorial has been established in his memory to the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department and the Ogallala Trap team. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.