Paul Martin Green | 1922-2013

Published Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Dr. Paul Martin Green

Dr. Paul Martin Green died at the age of 91 on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Bolivar, Tenn.

Graveside service is noon Saturday, Aug. 24, at Oaklawn Cemetery with a reception after the service at the Decatur Civic Center.

Dr. Green was born in Decatur Jan. 16, 1922, and graduated with the Class of 1939 at Decatur High School.

He married Frances Allene “Bo” Slaton of Electra in 1941 and received his professional degree from the College of Dentistry, Baylor University in 1945.

Paul served in the United States Army Air Corps before establishing his dental practice in Electra in 1946.

Bo and Paul raised three children in Electra and San Antonio: Celia Green Carroll (Larry), Joe Alan Green (Judy), and Paula Green Wallace (Robert). Bo was librarian at Pat Neff Middle School for 27 years, retiring in 1987.

After she died in 2005, Paul moved to Hickory Valley to live with daughter Paula and her husband, Bob.

Paul is also survived by his sister, Sister Lucy Marie Green, a nun at Our Lady of the Lake Convent in San Antonio; grandchildren Joe Paul Green of Kyle, JoAnna Frazar of Bellevue, Wash., Bryan Wallace of Oakland, Michael Wallace of Collierville, and Leslie Carroll of San Francisco.

Paul’s great-grandchildren are Grant, Luke and Grace Wallace of Collierville and Brett and Courtney Green of Kyle.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Jones (J.B.) of Irving in 2005.

Although Paul loved his Texas origins, he found joy in the Tennessee countryside with his neighbors and church friends in Bolivar and Hickory Valley.

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