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John F. Green


1920 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
John F. Green Obituary
John F. Green Jr., 93, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. John F. Green Jr. was born in Hamlin on April 30, 1920. His parents were John F. Green and Elizabeth Green. He graduated from Hamlin High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. While there, he became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and was elected chapter president. He later worked for a short time with his father in the automobile business in Hamlin. He married Madye Jo Bailey in Ozona in 1942, and a few months after was inducted into the U.S. Army. After completing basic training, he attended Officer Candidate School, and upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant. He was eventually assigned to the 275th Engineer Combat Battalion of the 75th Infantry Division, where he became a staff officer. He went overseas with his unit and served in the European theater during World War II. He participated in three major campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After the end of hostilities, he was transferred to military government in Germany, where he served as a military government officer throughout the remainder of his military service. He was a captain at the time of his discharge. He later returned to the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a bachelor of arts degree and subsequently a law degree. While in law school, he was a student editor of the Texas Law Review and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, and began his practice in Galveston with one of the oldest law firms west of the Mississippi River. In 1964, he moved to Fort Worth, where he became a partner in Hudson, Keltner, Smith and Cunningham, and practiced with that firm for over 10 years. He married Donna Jean Dunlap in 1966. In 1975 he joined the firm of John McBryde and Bill Bogle as a partner, whereupon the firm name was changed to McBryde, Bogle and Green. A few years later the firm name was changed to McBryde and Green, and he remained a partner in that firm until his retirement from full-time law practice. He was an active member of the Church of Christ. Survivors: Son, John F. Green III of San Angelo; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 29, 2013
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