Wellsville, NY - Boyd D. Green Sr., age 87, of Wightman Road passed away on Thursday, June, 1 2017, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born in Olean to George B. and Mary Green. On February 21, 1953 in Alma he married Shirley Mesler who survives.
Boyd was a long time resident of the Wellsville area who was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He drove a truck for most of his life starting out driving for Keystone and later bought his own truck for hire. From 1980 until 1987 Boyd worked for L.C. Whitford Company in Wellsville and then he began driving for Bakers of Jerico Hill from where he retired in 1991. In 1994 he came out of retirement to drive for his son and daughter in law at B. and R. Green Trucking Company until his second retirement in 2011. Boyd was a life member of the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530 of Wellsville who enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He and Shirley drove out West, to Canada, to Alaska, and spent 16 winters in Florida. Boyd loved car races including watching his son “JR” race and NASCAR. Boyd will be remembered as a hardworking man who had a great sense of humor, loved his pets, and had a sweet tooth.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley; a daughter Kimberly McDowell of Belmont; a son Boyd D. “JR” (Robin) Green Jr. of Wellsville; 2 granddaughters, Sherrie (Paul) Allen of Painted Post, and Kasey McDowell of Belmont; several nieces and nephews; his care givers Lena and Felicia; his beloved dog, Babe.
Boyd was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Green, 2 sisters, Naomi Baldwin, and Iola Dickerson; a brother, Donald Green.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Reverend Bill Sylor followed by a burial with full military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Boyd’s name may be made to either the Allegany County SPCA or to the VFW Post 2530 of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.