Tuesday, June 26th, 2012...1:20 am
Richard J. Green, ’51
Richard James “Dick” Green, 85, husband of Dorothy Tiencken Green, died June
23 in Lumberton, N.C. Mr. Green was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Camden, N.J., but
he grew up in Fernandina Beach, Fla. There he played American Legion
baseball and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy. He attended the Georgia
Military Academy and earned an associate’s degree in 1944. He joined the
U.S. Naval Air Corps in January 1945 and served in the Pacific Theatre until
his honorable discharge in August 1946. He attended The Citadel as a veteran
student and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1951. Mr. Green had worked for the
Carnation Company and the Citizens and Southern National Bank, both in
Charleston, SC and retired as accountant auditor for the City of Charleston.
He was active in sports throughout his life, playing baseball, basketball,
football and golf. As a standout shortstop for The Citadel baseball team, he
was nearly signed by the New York Yankees. He also played baseball in the
Charleston City League. Mr. Green was best known in Charleston as an
accomplished golfer who played in many local tournaments. He qualified and
played in the U.S. Golf Association’s Amateur Public Links Championship in
Dallas in 1968 and in New Jersey in 1973. He was a member of the Stono River
Golf Club and the Arion Society. He is survived by his wife, a son, Richard Green Jr.
of the Turks and Caicos Islands; two daughters, Helen Musselwhite of
Lumberton, N.C., and her husband, Robert Musselwhite, and Marcia Smith of
Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, John Coville Jr. of Charleston, S.C.,
Jonathan Green of Charleston, S.C., Garen Smith of Richland, N.Y., and Kevin
Smith of Goose Creek, S.C.; and two great grandchildren, Christopher Smith
and Olivia Smith of Richland, N.Y. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. June 27 at J.
Henry Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. June 28 at
Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Memorials may be made to: The Franke Home @
Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or to St. John’s
Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401. A memorial message
may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.
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