Stephen Richard Green, age 70, of Tipton, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.
Stephen was born May 15, 1952 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Ivy and Charlotte (Blackwell) Green. He married the love of his life, Janet Lee Brandl on July 27, 1974, in Tipton, MO.
After graduating North Tech High School in 1970, Steve worked for Brock Buick as a painter and body repairman. In 1973 Steve purchased the Skelly Service Station in Tipton, which he operated for a few years before opening Green's Small Engine Repair. Over the years Steve built a reputation as an honest businessman and an excellent repairman. Steve sold his business in the late eighties, going to work for Tipton School District as Maintenance Supervisor and a school bus driver. He quickly became a favorite among the students for his kindness and sense of humor. After working for the school district for ten years, Steve began working for Sears as a small engine repairman. After retiring, Steve was still sought after by several to fix their mowers, chain saws, and trimmers until moving to Boonville in 2022.
As a younger man, Steve enjoyed rebuilding cars, doing bodywork and custom painting, and even the occasional trip down the drag strip. He had a 1970 Monte Carlo that he airbrushed with incredible pinstripes. Steve loved crappie fishing and deer hunting with family and friends, and Deer Season became a family holiday in the Green household filled with laughter and great times with his siblings and their families also.
He is survived by his wife Janet Lee Green of Boonville, MO; four children, David (Becka) Bledsoe of Tipton, MO, Leonard Bledsoe of Tipton, MO, Roxanne Green of Tipton, MO, and Charles (Shelby) Green of Boonville, MO; nine grandchildren, Trysten Green of Mojave Valley, AZ, Cortnee Burnett of Tipton, MO, Allie (Kendall) Townlain of Boonville, MO, Lila (Brandon) Bledsoe of Stover, MO, Bryan (Kayla) Alder of Russellville, MO, Teya (Sierra) Alder of Clinton, MO, Reece Green of Boonville, MO, Emerie Green of Boonville, MO, and Jasper Green of Boonville, MO; and two siblings, Jeffrey (Debbie) Green of Osage Beach, MO and Carolyn (Jeffrey) Imhoff of Jefferson City, MO; and several great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivy Eugene and Charlotte Green; one infant child; one brother, David (Vickie) Green of Dexter, MO; two brothers-in-law, Bob Wright and James Brandl; two sisters-in-law, Terry Brandl and Anna Hatcher; and one grandchild, Atticus Townlain.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Meisenheimer-Page-Dady Funeral Home in Tipton, MO with Pastor Mike Kelley, officiating. Visitation will be the same day from11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be Trysten Green, James Johnson, Kevin Morse, Kendall Townlain, Jim Swearingen, Chris Swearingen, and Jonathon Imhoff.
Honorary pall bearers will be Jeff Green, Jeff Imhoff, David Bledsoe, Leonard Bledsoe, and Charles Green.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to purchase a memorial bench for Steve to place on the city park.