TOPEKA — Arlon Leroy Green, Osage City, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 75.
He was born May 27, 1946, in Emporia, the son of Ovid Charles “O.C.” and Pearl Lucille (Groff) Green. He grew up in Osage City and graduated from Osage City High School in 1964. He attended Emporia State University, and while there, was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam Nov. 3, 1969. Arlon was a pilot for CH-47 Chinooks and served in the 15th Aviation Company, 1st Cavalry Division. He was honorably discharged Oct. 1, 1974.
Arlon was united in marriage to Pamela Myrle Anderson Sept. 16, 1968, in Nowata, Okla. They shared over 34 years of marriage before Pamela’s death, October 11, 2002. To this union they shared two sons, Andrew and Joseph Green.
Upon returning from Vietnam, Arlon and Pamela lived a short time in Killeen, Texas. They soon moved back to Osage City, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Arlon spent most of his working life as a farmer and rancher, which he loved doing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pamela; and an infant sister, Bernice Green.
Arlon is survived by his two sons, Andrew Green (Ann), Elkhart, Ind., and Joseph Green (Carrie), Osage City; a sister, Janice Craig (Dennis), Topeka; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Lyndon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.
Online condolences for Arlon’s family can be left at FeltnerFuneralHome.com.