Born September 20, 1949, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, George Richard Green was born to George Alois and Dixie Lee (Drake) Green. The second of four children, Richard, as he was affectionately known, was met by an older sister, Marilyn. He would later welcome two younger sisters: Carol and Cindy.
Growing up in Tulsa, Richard graduated from Nathan Hale High School. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during Vietnam. Upon his discharge, he returned to Tulsa where he pursued a degree in arts. Always aspiring to become an actor, Richard tried his hand at this and even had some local success. In addition, he enjoyed writing and painting.
There is no doubt that with Richard’s passing, a wealth of movie trivia knowledge has also left us. Richard absolutely loved movies and immersed himself in learning as much as he could. This affinity began at an early age as a set of his grandparents owned a movie theater in Bolivar, Missouri. There, he and his entire family enjoyed watching plenty of movies and probably eating plenty of popcorn!
Through the years, Richard worked various sales jobs in the retail sector. Quite the salesman, he could virtually sell anything! Recently, he had decided to slow down and considered himself retired.
Richard will be remembered by his family for famously saying, “You’re probably right.” Sadly, Richard passed from this life on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Tulsa. He was 71. Private family services are being planned.
Preceded in death by: his mother and father and two brothers-in-law: Gary Ritter and Roger Ewing. He is survived by: his siblings: Marilyn Ritter, Carol Green, and Cindy Ewing; nephews and niece: David Jetton (Rhonda), Joseph Ritter, and Melissa Bashaw (Scott) and their son, Brandon.
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