Charles Paul Green, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 22, 2020. He was born in Emmett, TX on December 16, 1937. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ila Herd Brussell and Charlie Paul Green.
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He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, TX in 1955. He joined the United States Navy at age 17 and served on the USS Kearsarge Aircraft Carrier. He went on to become the second youngest Petty Officer in the US Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked in the business field until he decided to further his education at East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. He was a member of the Acacia fraternity. It was there that he met the love of his life, Lynda, and they were married on the ETSU campus. After graduating, they moved to Celina, TX to teach school. Not only did Paul teach reading and history, but he also drove the school bus and coached girls’ basketball - a sport he had never played. After losing the first game, and being ostracized by the parents, he read The Queen’s Fly High, and was undefeated for the next three years. McAfee Daniel encouraged him to move to Corsicana to teach at Navarro College. He worked there until he retired in1999. He taught reading, history, psychology, was the Dean of Men, and was the Assistant to the President. He was very popular with his students. They would even drive to the satellite campuses just to take his classes. He taught history as though he had lived it! He loved to talk history for hours and hours to whomever would listen!
Paul loved playing golf with his buddies at the Corsicana Country Club where he was on the Board of Directors. He and his son, Chris, even won the Tiger Tale tournament! He was a great father and loved coaching his sons’ baseball teams. He loved traveling with Lynda and being with family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Barry Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed being a docent at the Pearce Museum at Navarro College.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Chris [Kukai], Cregg [Aniko], and Stephanie [Todd]; grandchildren, Chase [Ashley], Chay, Kathryn, and Philip; great grandchildren, Cayden and Scarlett; cousins, Ronald Hammock, George Ann Lambert, Eddie Sue Pryor, and Robert Hamrick.
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Todd Harris and Dr. Steven Bell officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 or Navarro College Student Scholarship Foundation at The Navarro College Foundation, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.