Jack Franklin Green

jack green
Jack Franklin Greene, 91, of Asheville, NC, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2013. Born October 17, 1921, he was the son of Claude A. and Myrtle B. Green. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Grace D. Greene who died in 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Loretta Greene, and Susan Greene, both of Leicester, NC. He graduated from Leicester High School in 1940, when it was housed in the basement of the old Biltmore High School. After graduation and a brief period working in a mill, he enlisted in the US Navy. His first assignment was on the USS Waller which held special memories for him. He was a proud veteran of three wars, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Upon retirement after 22 years in the Navy, he worked for Square D until he retired again. He was a member of Abernethy United Methodist Church and a past member of the Masons, Lions Club (secretary), Fleet Reserve, and a Master Gardener. He was a member of the Buncombe County Veterans Council, and a charter member of the Memorial Team which honored so many of his fellow veterans. In September of 2008, he was privileged to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington, DC. During the experience, he enjoyed the trip, the companionship of the other veterans, and the thanks of a grateful nation. The funeral and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abernethy UMC, 1418 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. The years working with Jack at Square D and going the church at Abernethy UMC have great memories. Mike

  2. I am sorry for your loss. God promises a bright with sickness and death gone forever, and unite loved ones again in a resurrection. May god be with you.

  3. So sorry to hear about Jack, I loved talking to him on the phone and listening to his war stories. We will miss him everyday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack will now be reunited with the love of his life that he has missed so much. Jack rest in peace!!!

  4. Rest In Peace Uncle Jack – now you have a bigger audience to tell your ‘Navy’ stories to. Enjoyed bringing you ‘fried apple pies’ from the Apple Barn. Every time we go there ‘the pies’ & Uncle Jack were a topic of conversation. God Speed!

  5. Dear Loretta & Susan,
    I was saddened to learn of your Father’s death. I am keeping ya’ll in prayer during these difficult days. Your family is very special to me and many other friends. I pray you will be strengthened in knowing many people love you. I am thankful I have been blessed by knowing both of your parents. Hugs!

  6. Thanks, old shipmate, for the good days at Square D. You made my ‘new assignment’ a bit better and more familiar. Sympathies to your family as we stand to salute. Jim

  7. I am so sorry for your lose. You were blessed for many years by your father’s presence and you will be blessed by your many memories.Betty

  8. Susan and Family,
    So saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing. May loving memories and God’s promises provide you comfort.

    With sypmpathy,

  9. Susan & Loretta: Conley Freeman told me yesterday about your Dad’s passing. I am very sorry for your loss.
    I had talked to Jack several time the last couple of years. Saw your Mom a couple of times while visiting my Mom at the nursing home.
    I enjoyed talking about his Navy days with him. Another one of our WWII Veterans gone on to prepare a better place for us.
    Please let Nancy or I know if we can do anything.
    Sincerely: Phil Flack

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Accessibility Tools