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Jack J. Green

January 16, 1943 June 26, 2014
Jack J. Green
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Obituary for Jack J. Green

Jack J. Green departed this life on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born on January 16, 1943 to the late Jack J. Green and Cora Green Jackson.  He was the second of ten children.

He grew up in Nottoway County. While in grade school he was baptized and attended Fourth Mount Zion Baptist Church where he diligently worked as a faithful servant of the Lord.  Jack later transferred his membership to First Nottoway Baptist Church to be with his wife Ruby, serving as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, finance committee member and on the pastoral search committee. 
He was educated in Nottoway County Schools and graduated from Luther H. Foster High School Class of 1961.  Jack later attended the University of Maryland while stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He also served a tour in Vietnam.
As a young man, he married his childhood sweetheart Ruby Carolyn Adams and assisted in raising their three children: Adrian Orlando (deceased), Dorian J. (deceased) and Jackie Alicia. Besides his children, wife and family, Jack also loved working for civic causes.
In the mid-1970’s while living in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Jack served as the President of District IV Community Action Agency. He enjoyed his job as an Account Executive at the Virginia Pilot Ledger Star Newspaper. Wanting to be closer to family and back at the “old home place”, Jack and Ruby packed up the children and returned to Nottoway County.
Jack began his love of advertising as the head of Marketing for the Greater Richmond Transit Company in 1973, which garnered the slogan “Tell us where to go.” Shortly afterwards, he was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky to work with the transit company as their General Manager of Finance and Accounting Functions.  However, once again, it was the drive to see progress at home which led him to return back to Nottoway County with his family.
In 1977, Jack returned to Nottoway for the second time to begin two local businesses. He and Ruby also became involved in numerous civic and social causes: Democratic National Committee (DNC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Civic League, National Newspaper Publishers Associations (NNPA), Board of Supervisors, Senior Citizens Resource Board, Piedmont Planning Commission, Central Piedmont Action Council (CPAC) and various other agencies and organizations. He was an avid fisherman and reader.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a daughter, Dr. Jackie A. Green-August (Hallett); two loving grandchildren, Quinton and Steven August; two brothers, Dr. James L. Green (Barbara) and Arthur Jackson, Jr. (Dorice); three sisters, Wanda Singletary, Gloria Yates (Napoleon) and Laura Jackson; three aunts, Mary Liles, Elizabeth Booker and Ruth Terry; three uncles, Edward Branch (Fannie), Walter and George Vaughan; one uncle-in-law Reverend Willie Foster;  four in-laws Dorothy Johnson, Lynn Adams, Mary Lewis and Chris Smith (William); and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives as well as devoted friends Scott McCormick, Harry Bowler and Martha Branch.
There will be viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1pm until 7pm.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Nottoway High School.  Remains will lie in state at the school two hours prior to the services.  Interment in the Adams Family Cemetery, Crewe.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

There will be viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1pm until 7pm.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Nottoway High School.  Remains will lie in state at the school two hours prior to the services.  Interment in the Adams Family Cemetery, Crewe.

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