WILMINGTON — Samuel Henry “Sam” Green Sr., 85, formerly Roanoke, Virginia, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021. Sam was born Feb. 29, 1936, at Wortley Farm in Aden, Virginia, to Duff McDuff and Winifred Hinegardner Green.
Sam was always proud of his Virginia heritage and his leap year birthday. He was the youngest of five children growing up at Little Falls Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After graduation from James Monroe High School , he attended Bluefield College and transferred to Virginia Tech, where he earned a degree in Dairy Science Production. He returned to the Fredericksburg area and operated a 400-acre dairy farm until purchasing County Farm Service. He concluded his career as an animal health nutritionist for Continental Grain Corporation and traveled the Mid-Atlantic area until his retirement in 2002. During his lifetime, he was involved in many community and church activities in the Fredericksburg, Roanoke and Wilmington areas.
In 1966, Sam married the love of his life, Gae Hammer, and have celebrated 55 years of marriage. They are the proud parents of three sons, Robert McDuff Green, deceased, Samuel H Green Jr. (Beth) of Wilmington and Andrew H. Green (Jennifer) of Street, Maryland. He was Grandpa to Duff Green of Wilmington and Matthew, Patrick, and Addison Green of Street, Maryland.
The family will receive friends at noon, Friday, June 18, at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The family wishes to express its appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and aides in the Lightkeepers Wing at the Davis Community.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28411.
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