Robert Green ’61

Robert (Bob) Green, loving husband and father passed away on September 9, 2021. He was the second son of DeWitt Allen Green, M.D. and Elizabeth Pierce Green. He was born on August 1, 1939 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

The Green family moved to Winter Park in 1952. Bob graduated from Winter Park High School in 1957 and Davidson College in 1961, where he had the honor of serving as president of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order. He served the country as an officer in the Army Intelligence Corps. Bob was stationed in Dallas, Texas and saw the President and Mrs. Kennedy moments before the President was mortally wounded on November 22, 1963.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1967. Bob practiced law with Gurney & Handley for thirty six years. He served as president of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in 1989, and as a member of the Board of Managers of the Winter Park YMCA, his daily workout destination.

Bob was also one of the founding members of the All Saints Church Healing Service and participated in their Tuesday healing service making “joyful noise” on his guitar. Bob met his wife Judy in 1968 in Winter Park. Bob and Judy built a life in Winter Park where they had two children.

When Bob was not working or spending time with his family, he could be found working in his shop where he built model airplanes. His children have many memories of watching him fly his planes. Bob was a voracious reader and kept a journal of all of the books he read. Bob loved folk music and he played a Gibson J-45 that he purchased while in the army. He brought his music into the living rooms of friends and family.

Bobby was a good man- a wise, gentle and loving man who will be missed tremendously by his family. His wife, son and daughter are heartbroken.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, DeWitt, his mother, Elizabeth and his brother, DeWitt “Dee” (Anita)Green.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy; daughter, Suzanne Green Lemons (Clarke); son, Christopher Allen Pierce Green; brother, Brent Pierce Green (SookJa); sister, Elizabeth Green DeMarco (Vince), two nieces Allison and Kristin and a nephew, John.

A private memorial service for family will be held at a date in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation to the Ataxia Foundation:

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