Obituary for Nov. 30, 2006
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Robert Lee Green Jr., M.D.
Robert Lee Green Jr., M.D.., 85, of Birmingham, AL, died on November 29, 2006 at Brookwood Medical Center Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
Visitation & services will be at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood, Ala (205) 879-3401 on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.
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Visitation begins at 1 p.m. with the memorial service following at 2 p.m.
Dr. Green was born on August 17, 1921 in Fairfield, Ala. and was the oldest son of the late Robert Lee Green, Sr. and Jimmie Lee Jones, both of Birmingham.
He earned an Associate Degree in Science from Marion Military Institute in 1941, a Bachelor of Science from The University of Alabama in 1943 and an M.D from Hahnemann Medical College in 1946.
After graduating from medical school, he served 3 years as a Flight Surgeon in the US Army Air Force, after which he lived and practiced Psychiatry in Durham, NC for 47 years before moving back to Birmingham in 2003.
Dr. Green served as President of The Southeastern Psychiatric Association, The Southern EEG Society and The Southern Psychiatric Association and was a fellow of The American Psychiatric Association, The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and The American Electroencephalographic Society.
He also was a member of The North Carolina Psychiatric Association, The Durham-Orange County Medical Society and The American College of Psychiatrists.
From 1958 – 1988, Dr. Green was a Professor of Psychiatry at The Duke University Medical Center and from 1956 – 1980 he practiced at The Durham VA Hospital where, in 1972, he was named Chief of Staff.
After retiring from the VA Hospital in 1980, he was named Medical Director of Holly Hill Hospital in Raleigh, NC where he worked until his retirement in 1990.
He was a life-long member of The Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, SJ, USA, Valley of Memphis Orient of Tennessee, where he attained the rank of 32o Mason.
His survivors include: two sons, Robert Lee Green, III (Pam) of Selma, AL and Norwood E. Green (Margaret) of Lookout Mtn, TN; five Grandchildren, Stacy Green Ramsey (David) of Lookout Mtn, GA, Adam Whitman Green (Kelly) of Selma, AL, Laura Elizabeth Green of Lookout Mtn, TN, Carrie Elizabeth Green of West Hollywood, CA and Edwin Boykin Green of South Lake Tahoe, CA; four great grandchildren, Ashley and Parker Christenson of Lookout Mtn., GA and John Martin and Marleigh Green of Selma, AL.
Dr. Green was preceded in death by his brother, James A. Green of Birmingham, AL, and his two sisters, Alice Green Castleberry of Tuscumbia, AL and Eleanor Green Harris of Birmingham, AL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to The Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at The Duke University Medical Center, 2200 West Main Street, Suite A-200, Durham, NC
27705 or to The Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC