John Thomas Green

March 4, 1936 - September 12, 2022

John Thomas Green

John Thomas Green, age 86, of Baxter Springs, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Quaker Hill Nursing Center.

John, son of the late Les and Rosa (Pedigo) Green, was born on March 4, 1936 in Red Boiling Springs, TN. He moved to the Baxter Springs area in the 60’s to make his home. He was united in marriage to Janetta Lou Anderson and together they celebrated 55 years of marriage until Janetta preceded him in death in 2018. Together they raised their children and worked at Moncreif’s Greenhouse, where John was a delivery driver. When John wasn’t working, he enjoyed fast cars and drag racing.

Survivors include his sons, Phillip Green and Palmer Green; his daughters, Melissa Cox, and Midge Tripp; several grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Green, and one daughter, Barbara Ann Green in 2010.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Saginaw Cemetery in Saginaw, MO. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the chapel of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.