James Green, affectionately known as Uncle Bubba, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2024, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He was born on June 20, 1953, in Guyton, Georgia to the late Charlie Green, Sr. and Juanita Howard Green. James leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will forever be treasured by his family and friends.
Family was everything to James; he had an unwavering devotion to his loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn Gray Green, whom he married on June 21, 1975 and adored beyond measure. Together they built a beautiful life filled with love and laughter. He was also a proud father to his daughters, Felicia Shantill Taylor (Gary Jr.) and Irina Olivia Green of Guyton; and grandfather to his grandchildren, Gabrielle Lamoni Taylor, Giselle Lauryn Taylor, Seth James Green, Gianni Lavonne Taylor, Gary Lamar Taylor, III, and Zoe Zariyah Serina Green. James's warm and caring presence will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. James was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Green Jr. In addition to his wife, daughters and grandchildren, James is survived by his siblings, John Henry Green of Springfield, Michael Green (Deborah) of Guyton, Elizabeth Henderson (Coleman) of La Place, LA; his in-laws, George Alfred Gray, Mable Ann Gibbons (William), Jaunita Estelle, Donald Keith Gray of Rincon, GA, and Mark Anthony Gray (Angel) of Savannah, GA. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a host of other cherished relatives and friends.
Love for Jehovah God moved James and his wife to dedicate themselves as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and get baptized on June 23, 1990. The Power of the Resurrection Hope and his love for his neighbors, moved James to preach about Jehovah in his community and he looked forward to the resurrection that is promised in the scriptures. (Acts 24: 15) (John 5:28,29)
James began his working career when he was just 12 years old, when he took a position at the Guyton Drug Store. Throughout his life, he held various jobs that showcased his determination and work ethic. Some of these ventures included Continental Can Company, later known as Stone Container, in Port Wentworth, GA where he worked for 38 years. He also worked on Daufuskie Island, and for McDevitt Air, where he played an integral role in installing air conditioning systems for the Sun City community in Bluffton, SC. James also started his own business, Green Construction. His craftsmanship and dedication were well-respected throughout the community. Additionally, he served in maintenance at Effingham County Middle School.
James had a lively personality that brightened every room he entered. Friends and family knew him for his quick wit and infectious sense of humor. He was always ready to lend a helping hand with his unmatched skills as a handyman. No matter what the task at hand was, James was there to support those in need.
Outside of work and being an incredible family man, James found solace in his hobbies and interests. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, particularly bow hunting, which allowed him to connect with nature in a profound way. He enjoyed spending his time as a DJ at many family functions. He could play the guitar by ear, which brought him immense joy and relaxation.
Additionally, James had a talent for woodworking which he honed over the years, making beautiful creations from his own hands.
A visitation in loving memory of James Green will take place from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on January 26, 2024, at Carlson & Riggs Funeral Home at 1979 GA-119 S, Guyton, GA. This will be followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. Following the service, the family of Mr. Green will be gathering for the repast at Guyton Civic Center, 505 Magnolia Street. The interment will be private and held at a later date.
In this time of grief, may we find strength in our shared memories of James Green. He has left an indelible mark on our lives, and his legacy will carry on through the love and kindness he shared with all those fortunate enough to have known him. James's memory lives on in the hearts of his family and friends.