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Terry Green, MD, 69

Terry Glenn Green, M.D. (or "Doc" as he is known by his grandchildren), age 69, from Mountain Home, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Green grew up in Dewitt, AR. He graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1964 and joined the Marine Corps Reserves immediately thereafter. He completed basic training at Parris Island and infantry training at Camp Pendleton, where he achieved the "Expert Rifleman" award. Dr. Green fulfilled his Marine Corps Reserves obligations while attending the University of Arkansas and medical school, and was honorably discharged in 1972. Dr. Green also ran cross- country track at the U of A his freshman year. After receiving his medical degree from UAMS in Little Rock, Dr. Green completed his internship at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas,where he received the honor of "Outstanding Surgery Intern". He practiced general! medicine in Dardanelle, AR and Clarksville, AR for three years and, afterwards, determined that he wanted to specialize in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Green completed his orthopedic residency at UAMS in 1979 under the direction of Carl Nelson, M.D. Dr. Green moved with his family to Searcy, AR, becoming the first orthopedic surgeon to live and practice in White County. In 1990, Dr. Green completed a spine fellowship in New Orleans under the direction of Henry LaRocca, MD, Editor-in-chief of the SPINE journal. Dr. Green practiced orthopedic surgery in Searcy, Dardanelle, Russellville, and Mtn. Home, AR. Throughout his career, Dr. Green was a member of several medical societies: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society, North American Spine Society, and a participant in Global Spine Congress organized by AOSpine. Dr. Green married Elizabeth Ann Hodges Green on June 15, 1974 in Dardanelle, AR. ! They have four grown children. He loved Jesus Christ and used the Bible as a guide for every aspect of his life. Dr. Green read and sought guidance from Spurgeon's Sermons, Billy Graham, and Dr. W.O. Vaught. Dr. Green was a member of The Gideons International while practicing in Clarksville, AR. He went on mission trips to Haiti, Kenya, and Russia. In his young adult years, he enjoyed teaching Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. When he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves, he had dreamed of being a jet pilot. He was quoted in Arkansas Medical News in 2010, "I thought I could go to college and get a commission and become a Marine Corps pilot. That never happened. I now fly my own Bonanza, and that's the closest thing to Top Gun I will ever be." He loved flying his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane and has earned his instrument rating and logged thousands of hours. Dr. Green's adventurous nature led him and his family on many trips to fascinating countries ac! ross the world. He loved to cook and had an uncanny ability to replicate his favorite savory dishes from any restaurant. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Adoring his own grandfather, Glenn Metcalf, Dr. Green wanted to be as good a grandfather as his own was to him. After the passage of healthcare reform, in 2010, Dr. Green became the only physician-candidate in Arkansas to make a bid for a seat in Congress. Family and close friends describe Terry as "wise," "funny," "smart," and "kind," and revere him for his quick wit and his brilliant, dry sense of humor. Dr. Green attended Christ Community Church in Mountain Home, AR. Preceded in death by his parents George Otis Green, Jr. from Stuttgart, AR and Doris Gwendolyn Metcalf Green from Dewitt, AR. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Hodges Green of Mtn. Home, AR; his children: Jenny Green Simpson and her husband Clay Simpson; Allison Green Frank and her husband Chad Frank; Curti! s Jason Green; Hunter Bryce Glenn Green and his wife Kassie Thompson Green; his beloved grandchildren: Ava Elizabeth Simpson, Eliot Todd Simpson, Henry William Frank, Charlotte Elizabeth Frank, Emily Ann Green, and Harrison Glenn Green; his siblings: Robert Green, Gwendolyn Green Lum, Gay Green Ezzi, and Georgette Green Dunaway. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, AR and will be officiated by Pastor David Johnson of Christ Community Church of Mtn. Home. Graveside services will be held at Durvin Cemetary in Dardanelle. Pallbearers include: Clay Simpson, Chad Frank, Robert Green, David Laffoon, Eldon England, and James Newman. Honorary Pallbearers include: Eliot Simpson, James Simpson, M.D., Don Lum, M.D., Tim Ezzi, and Shaughan Burns.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com
Published in Baxter Bulletin on July 4, 2016
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