He was born June 24, 1952, in Portsmouth, to the late William Martin and Opal Payton Green Jr.
Charlie was retired from the U.S. Army with 21 years of service having served in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. He received the Meritorious Service Medal, eight Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, six Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, three NCO Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. He was a member of the James Dickey Post American Legion and many other military organizations. Charlie was also a 1970 Portsmouth High School graduate.
His wife, Sharon Lee Cook Green, whom he married Dec. 10, 1977, in Dillon, SC survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Lori Brooks Green of Portsmouth; his granddogs, Roguie and Fuzzy Love Payton; three brothers, William (Susan) Payton of Columbus, GA, John (Margaret) Green of West Portsmouth, and Roy (Kimberly) Green of McDermott; three sisters, Mary Green and Emma (John) Nixon of Portsmouth, and Donna (Dennis) Ramey of Wheelersburg; his fishing buddies, Uncle Harry “Fuzz” Payton, Uncle Paul David Payton, Uncle Roy “Buddy” Payton, Henry “Doll” Applegate; nephew, John David “Butts” Nixon; great-nephew, Joe “Orlando” Adams; nephew, Adam “Double A” Ramey; cousin, Clyde Mullins; his best friend, Wade Alvarado of Portsmouth; neighbor and Portsmouth police officer, Brent “Cody” Ervin of Portsmouth’ and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, William Martin Green III.
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with the Rev. John Gowdy officiating. Interment is to be in Arlington National Cemetery. The James Dickey Post American Legion will conduct military rites. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Memorial contributions may be made to James Dickey Post American Legion, SOMC Hospice, and the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Vern Riffe School).
Online condolences may be sent to www.RalphFScott.com.
In honor of Charlie’s service to our country, the flag of the U.S. Army will fly at the funeral home the day of his funeral service.