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Glen W. Green (03-24-2016)
Photo of Glen W. GreenGlen Waymon Green,
87, a retired industrial construction
specialist, passed
away Tuesday, March 15,
2016, at St. Francis Medical
Center in Monroe.
A memorial service was
held 2 p.m. on Saturday,
March 19, at Liberty Baptist
Church near Linville, with
Rev. Kurt Auger officiating.
Visitation and fellowship
with family followed the
service in the church fellowship
Born September 24, 1928,
in Linville to Jesse and
Clara Mae Green, Glen
spent his early years in the
piney woods of north Louisiana.
He graduated from Linville High School in 1945 and
attended Northeast Louisiana Junior College and Louisiana
State University before marrying Faye McWhirter on
December 28, 1949, in Louisville, Miss.
From the late 1940s to the 1990s, Glen worked as a welder,
pipe fitter, piping and job superintendent in pipeline,
compressor station and paper mill power plant construction,
primarily for Ford, Bacon and Davis Construction
Corp. After years of moving from one construction site to
another, Glen and his family returned to the Farmerville
area in the mid 1960s, where he continued to work for
FB&D, where he retired as the company’s last general manager.
Following his retirement, he formed and operated his
own consulting company, G Square Services – Industrial
Construction Specialists – as a management consultant
for paper mill construction in locations across the United
States. Among other professional accomplishments, Glenserved on the original board of commissioners in 1974
for Union General Hospital in Farmerville, LA. In 2014,
Glen was awarded a 30-year member certificate with the
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of
the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United
States and Canada by the Monroe Local 659. After moving
to Louisville, MS, in the mid 1990s, Glen concluded his
professional career and focused much of his time on his
favorite things: friends, family, fishing and football. An
avid fisherman, his preferred catch of the day was white
perch (crappie), and he enjoyed sharing his love for the outdoors
with others. He incorporated the Friends of Legion
State Park in Louisville, Miss., as a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization, where for many years he helped provide
bird houses, bird feeders, and bird seed and organized
and helped conduct an annual spring fishing rodeo for
children. Glen was also a dedicated fan of his LSU Tigers
throughout his life.
Glen is preceded in death by: His wife, Faye McWhirter
Green; his parents, Jesse L. and Clara Mae Reagan Green;
three brothers – Miles and wife, Patti Green, Leemon Earl
and wife Joyce, and Addison Jack “A.J.” and wife, Gypsy
Green; and sister, Lenora Green.
He is survived by: a son, Michael Green and wife Vicki
Green; a daughter, Jill and husband Jay Jordan; three
grandchildren – Kristi and husband Michael Perritt,
Shawn and wife, Jenny Green and Whitney Stapp and
fiancée, Connor Loupe; great-grandchildren – Justin Perritt,
Wyatt Perritt, and Grayson Green; brother, M. Gawain
and wife Judi; a sister-in-law, Carolle Green; as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
The family extends their thanks to the staff and administration
of Avalon Place, the doctors of Internal Medicine
of the Twin Cities and the nurses and support staff of St
Francis Hospital 6th floor and St Francis Specialty Hospital,
all of Monroe.
In keeping with his giving spirit and final wishes, the
body has been donated to the LSU School of Medicine for
science and research. Memorials may be made to Liberty
Cemetery, Inc., 1041 Dean Haile Rd., Marion, LA 71260; or
Friends of Legion State Park, c/o Elaine Thompson, 409
Ackerman St., Louisville, MS 39339.