John T. Green, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, born November 26, 1944 passed into God’s Heaven on December 9, 2020, with his family at his side after a courageous and vigorous battle against the COVID- 19 virus. John was preceded in death by his parents, Christine T. “Tine” Green and Gardner H. Green, Sr.; brother, Gardner H. Green, Jr. (Tom). He is survived by his twin sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Green McElaney; life partner, Gale Jenkins Lutes; son, John Thompson Green, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly Green; daughter, Christine Green Servedio and her husband, Patrick Servedio; and youngest son, Marshall Monckton Green; his three grandchildren, which he adored and spent many visits watching them grow in life and participate in sports, Olivia Ashley Green, John Thompson Green, III, and Evelyn Ann Green; nephew, TJ McElaney.
As a longtime resident of The Beaches and a graduate of Fletcher High School’s Class of ‘62, John’s life of serving others began as he dutifully served his country as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army; he was a graduate of Auburn University’s Class of ‘66, and a proud member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. John retired from Exxon Corporation after 32 years of working in various departments, including endowment and corporate real estate. In his retirement, he faithfully served his community through HUNGER Ministries via BEAM at Palms Presbyterian Church with a focus on the Mayport Community, and in the importance of education, he served Duval County Public Schools as a substitute teacher. Each year, John devotedly visited and supported Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Specifically, the Gardner Leland Green Chair of Education and its Green Hall, honoring his Grandfather, G. Leland Green, Berry’s first president. Berry College unites the Green family in an important, common tradition and held a special place in his heart. John was a passionate supporter of Auburn’s Harbert College of Business and his beloved Auburn Tigers Athletics, “Warrrrrrr Eagle!”. John was an active tennis player within his Atlantic Beach community, he honed his court skills with the support of his AB tennis family weekly.
We will miss him dearly but will honor his passion and spirit to live and his ability to love unconditionally throughout our lives and his grandchildren’s lives.
A celebration of Dad’s, aka “Johnny’s” life will be scheduled at such time gatherings can be allowed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palms Presbyterian Church’s, HUNGER Ministries of Jacksonville Beach in his name. Palms Presbyterian Church | 3410 S. Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250