In Loving Memory

Joseph “Si” Green

August 6, 1945 - December 15, 2019

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Joseph Stafford “Si” Green passed away on December 15, 2019 at the age of 74. He was a native and lifelong resident of Mobile.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pam (Davis), his son, Matt Green (Mary) of Mobile, his daughter, Whitney Green of Mobile, and two grandchildren, Kathryn and Alice Green.

Si was a 1963 graduate of University Military School where he still holds the school record for demerits, and is recognized as the only cadet to receive a letter for the accomplishment. While at UMS, he sank an unlikely bucket in a pickup basketball game, prompting a bystander to compare him to NBA great Si Green, whom he bore neither a resemblance nor athletic prowess, but the name stuck. From UMS, he matriculated to Marion Military Institute, and later on “Mississippi Southern” where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He served honorably in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, a conflict he affectionately referred to as “The First George Bush War.” While at war, he befriended and helped feed United Nations troops from all over the world. When not engaged in the defense of his country, Joe spent a long and successful career in sales with stops at Radcliff Materials, Ladd Supply, Ideal Cement, Holcim, Traders, Tommie’s Terminal, and the Quarter Note to name but a few. He was active in the AGC, and loved the Bonanza Day Rodeo. He held the remarkable feat of having 36 consecutive wins at the Imperial Palace ATM, landing him in the elite rewards club. Those closest to him appreciated his keen sense of wit, humor, and sarcasm. He loved his family, friends, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Price Green and mother, Georga Havard Green.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, December 20, 2019 at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church (Adkins Chapel) at 1507 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36604, followed by a celebration of his life and hopefully a good laugh, as that’s what he would have wanted.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.

Expressions of condolence may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

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  1. Charles DeRamus

    Si was our daughter Mary Green’s father in law. I always enjoyed being around Si and hearing of his interesting adventures ,especially some he experienced in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, his work as a salesman and at Mardi Gras. Before becoming ill Si seemed to really enjoy life and could brighten your day, sort of like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. At his, and also our, granddaughter Kathryn’s second birthday party various farm animals were brought there to entertain the children. A small rooster flew up and lit on Si’s head. Rather than being annoyed Si thought is was funny and allowed the rooster to stand on his head while Kathryn was lifted up to pet rooster. I recently saw a picture of Si having Christmas breakfast at Matt’s and Mary’s house. Standing by Si, and looking up longingly, was Mary’s dog Maple who was on a diet, relegated to eating diet dog food which she didn’t like. Maple knew Si had a soft spot in his heart and would share a little of his breakfast with her. I know Si loved his family and that he touched many lives in positive ways. I can picture him with his warm smile and twinkle in his eye, ready to share a good story. We are going to miss him.

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