Julian K. “Jake” Green, 80, of Fripp Island and Greenville, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002.
A native of Greenville County, he was the son of the late Robert Dean Green and Gertrude “Tiny” Witherspoon Green. After attending Clemson College he entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served as a non-commissioned officer. Mr. Green received a battlefield commission at Fontainebleau, France, and rose to the rank of Captain during World War II and the Korean Conflict. In 1950 he was assigned to the special weapons depot at Sandia Base, New Mexico. Upon completion of 12 years of honorable military service, Mr. Green continued his work as a civilian project engineer with the Atomic Weapons Project.
Mr. Green’s most fulfilling endeavor was as an owner and operator of a guest ranch in the Pecos wilderness of New Mexico. When he returned to Greenville he was the proprietor of Industrial Services, a commercial cleaning company.
Mr. Green was a member of Unitarian Fellowship of Beaufort. Mr. Green is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma Rollins Green; three sons, Kenneth D. Green and wife, Cindy, of Santa Fe, N.M., Phillip R. Green and wife, Susan, of Atlanta, Ga., Keith R. Green and wife, Leigh, of Greenville; one sister, Martha D. Crandell and husband, Bill, of Mt. Pleasant; one grandson, Sean Green and wife, Erika, of Fort Worth, Texas. His extended family includes grandchildren, Angela Cox, Jennifer Miller and husband Keith, Ryan and Hannah Gitchell, all of Greenville.