Christopher J. Green, 54, of Cumberland, and formerly of Piedmont, W.Va., transitioned from this life to life everlasting on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 23, 1962 in Keyser, W.Va. He was the sixth son and ninth child of Doris Green of Piedmont, W.Va. and Nathaniel "Nate" Green, who preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Doris (Redman) Green of Piedmont, W.Va.; and his loving wife Kathy L. Green of Cumberland; his daughter, Nate'a K Green and Companion Ryan A Green; son, Nathaniel C. Green and Companion Lakiah Powell; and step-daughter, Jami M. Sponaugle and husband Troy all of Cumberland; and step-son, Levi A Carpenter, of Morgantown W.Va.; grandchildren, King A. Green, Kaylee R Eversole, Trent A Sponaugle, and Emily B Sponaugle all of Cumberland. Chris' newest grandson, Baby Kash, is expected in Feb. 2018.
Christopher's transition leaves a missing link in the Green family chain. Left to carry on the family legacy are N. Richard "Richie" Green (Elaine) of Piedmont W.Va., Robert E. "Woodie" Green (Renee) of Akron, Ohio, Ethel "Star" Green (Companion Danny Mays) of Oakland Calif., Chuck Green (Kitty) of Charleston W.Va., Toni A. Banks (Tony) of Cumberland, Tommy M. Green (Companion Jo-Ann Cook) of Keyser W.Va., Roger L Green (Tina) of Piedmont W.Va, Doris E. "Eve" Redman (Winston) of Keyser W.Va., and Erick O. Green (Tamara) of Winchester Va. He also leaves to celebrate his life a host of relatives, friends, co-workers and teammates.
Christopher was a 1981 graduate of Keyser High School where he played basketball, ran track and most notably was named "Mr. Hustle" for the varsity football team. He played football at Potomac State College and went on to earning his Associate's Degree in 1983. He attended West Virginia University studying engineering. He was employed as an engineer for CSX Transportation for over twenty-three years and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Local 934 (East end). He was an avid weightlifter and bodybuilder. His interest in young people led to taking an active role coaching football for the West End Hunters and little league baseball.
He loved spending time with his family and extended family and especially his grandchildren. Chris relished his responsibility of roasting the turkey for the Green family's annual Christmas gathering. He also did his fair share of impersonating Santa to the delight of the entire family. He was kind and compassionate with a heart of gold. To no-one's surprise, he made it his personal mission to pass along his father's name,"Nate", to the next generation naming his daughter "Nate'a" and son, "Nate".
A Celebration of Christopher's Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the American Legion Post 41 located at 66 S. Main St. Keyser, W.Va, 26726. The Green family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. followed by a service of remembrance with refreshments and fellowship to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Chris' memory to the Piedmont Library, an agency which he supported regularly, C/O Paula Boggs, librarian, 1 Childs Ave., Piedmont, WV 26750.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fredlock Funeral Home of Piedmont, WV 26750.
Published on November 14, 2017