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Lawrence Green

November 28, 1937 — November 22, 2021


In Loving Memory

Waynesville, Lawrence "Larry" Ray Green, 83, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at his residence.

Larry was born in Dallas, Texas on November 28, 1937, to William Ray and Madelyn Doris Green.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters Elaine Louise Green and Kelly Michelle Beall.

He graduated Valedictorian from North Dallas High School in 1956 and from University of Texas Austin in 1961 with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Larry was a part-time civilian employee of the United States Army Corps of Engineers while attending college and worked on the runways of what is now Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  After graduation he became a fulltime civilian employee of the Corps.  With his organizational skills and attention to detail, he developed the Planning Division of the Mobile office into a model for other Corps offices.  Larry provided leadership on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project and in planning of Mobile Harbor Deepening Project.  The silt removed from the harbor was used to create a habitat for brown pelicans in the gulf.  He was a fine engineer whose focus was to do the task and do it well.  As a Civil War history enthusiast, he visited as many battlefields as he could, and as an engineer as many water projects as he could.  Larry was a member of Clyde Central United Methodist Church and served as Financial Secretary for many years.

After retirement, he devoted his considerable self-taught skills with computers to helping all of those who needed help with their computers.  Larry passed a love of knowledge and intellectual curiosity on to the generations that followed him.  Above all of this, Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Spears Green; three grandsons, Joshua Beall, Ryan Beall (Amber), and Christian Beall and one great-grandchild Luke Beall, all of Florida; two sisters, Sharon Harmon and Kathy Wilson (Ron); and several nephews and nieces all of Texas.  Also, his beloved companion, Remi Dog.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clyde Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Clyde, NC 28721 or to the Senior Resource Center, 821 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786.

The care of Mr. Green has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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