FRANK JACKSON GREEN passed away Sept. 9, 2021, at TLC Nursing Center, at the age of 87. Frank was born in the Nectar Community on March 13, 1934, to parents John Robert Green and Maebelle Johnson Green. He attended Nectar School through the sixth grade and then Hayden High School until graduating in 1952. He enjoyed being part of the Hayden High School football and basketball teams. After high school, Frank joined the U.S. Marines and proudly served his country at the conclusion of the Korean Conflict.
Frank and Nedra Murphree Green were married in 1955 and raised three sons Chris, Mark, and Benny, on a small farm in the Royal Community. The family attended the Liberty Hill Baptist Church where Frank taught Sunday school, served as deacon, and helped lead church music. In 1964 Frank was hired to work as Blount County Administrator and in 1976 was elected to the office of Blount County Probate Judge/Commission Chairman where he served three consecutive six-year terms, retiring in 1994.
During his years of service, Judge Green worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people of Blount County. He focused on the development of public water systems to provide good water to rural areas of the county. He was also very proud to have assisted in many county highway and bridge projects, construction of the Oneonta Blount County Agribusiness Center, expansion of the Blount County Courthouse, construction of the Blount County Correctional Facility, and construction of the Blount County Office Building that now bears his name. Judge Green was also very instrumental in the start of the Blount County Public Transportation System and the Blount County Aging Program for Senior Citizens.
After retirement, Judge Green pursued his love for the outdoors making many fishing trips to Canada with friends and family and spending time with friends playing golf. He also actively worked in Locust Fork Baptist Church for many years where he served on the Building and Finance Committees and as deacon.
Judge Green is survived by his son Chris Green and wife Pam, son Mark Green and wife Joy, son Benny Green and wife Betty; sister Mary Catherine Allinder and husband Carroll; grandchildren Hannah Maze and husband Jeff, Mary Grace Hicks and husband Drew, Jessica Jackson and husband Drew, Dustin Green and wife Lindsay, and Lucy Green; great-grandchildren Claire and Jasper Maze, Landon, Grayson, and Everett Green, and Creede, Ben Luke, and J.W. Jackson.
Judge Green was preceded in death by his father John Robert Green, mother Maebelle Johnson Green, brother Rev. John Edward Green, brother Rev. W.C. Green, and sisters Eloise Lewis, Olene Standridge, and Vera Nell Marsh.
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