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The Rev. David Franklin Green, 73, of Fredericksburg reposed with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
The Rev. Green was a native of Van Buren, Ark., and had resided in Fredericksburg for the past 20 years. He was a longtime Baptist minister and leaves behind a legacy of inspiration for many who had the pleasure of knowing him personally and from afar.
David was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a hospital corpsman aboard USS Hector (AR 7). Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and was ordained as a minister of the gospel. He pastored churches in Wade, Okla., Basalt, Colo., Cass, Timpson and Houston, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. David also served as a logistics officer for the U.S. Department of Defense in Houston, Anchorage and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was a life member of American Legion Spotsylvania Post 320.
For the past nine years, the Rev. Green has served in leadership roles as a deacon, teacher and as pastor emeritus at Flat Run Baptist Church. David was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church in Fredericksburg for many years. He ministered to countless people, had a special place in his heart for the elderly and loved to sing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Lee "Jack" and Julia Latta Green; brothers Jim, Homer, Ralph and Howard Green; and sisters Pat Campbell, Imogene Little Alexander and Polly Van Zandt.
David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lena Joyce Green; two sons, David (Patricia) and Thomas (Kim); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Flat Run Baptist Church in Locust Grove, with Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service directing. Interment will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flat Run Baptist Church, 2736 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove VA, 22508.
Online condolences may be sent to mullinsthompson