James Lee Green
September 24, 1936 – October 29, 2020
James Lee “Jim” Green, 84, of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020. He was born in Columbus, Texas on September 24, 1936 to Rowan Eugene Green and Clara Litzmann Green. Jim was raised in Columbus and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He graduated from high school there in 1955. He attended Texas A&M University and Southwest Texas State before joining the army. He proudly served his country from 1958-1961 with a yearlong station in Korea. While in the service, he earned accolades for being a Rifle Sharpshooter. He met Kathleen “Kay” Diane Money in Red Bluff, CA and they were married November 11, 1962. Jim made a career as a Procurement Manager with Bechtel Corporation, where he proudly worked for over 30 years. This was a most proud accomplishment, and he cherished the gold Rolex that he was awarded for such dedicated service. Jim was always very civic minded serving his community as a water board member and one of the founding members of the Westlake Volunteer Fire Department.
In 1999, he and Kay retired and moved to Fredericksburg and realized his lifelong dream of building a true log home. He was a devoted husband to Kay, lovingly taking care of her until her passing in 2002. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting, and one of his favorite activities was watching as many of his grandchildren’s sports as he could, always bringing a fresh batch of “Papa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Additionally, he was an avid Battlin’ Billies football season ticket holder! Jim was a loving partner, father, and friend. He thrived on serving others, always giving his best and loved to tell a quick joke to bring a smile.
Jim joined Bethany Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg and became an active member. He participated on Council, the Fellowship Committee, as a maintenance volunteer, and helped with mailing out the Bells newsletter. He loved to serve others with his cooking/baking skills, too. He made countless cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry, loved making huge batches of chili for the Christmas Journey cast and crew, and preparing meals for Wednesday Lenten services. Jim was also an immensely proud member of the Gillespie County Republican Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Eugene Green, Jr., his wife, Kay, and their son Randolph James (Randy) Green. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Langford, her husband Lance, and their children Alyse Launius, her husband Dillon, Davis Langford, and Jake Langford. Additionally, he is survived by his close companion of over 16 years Linda Meier McCann.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:00 am at Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 W Austin St., Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. A private interment will be at Remembrance Gardens in Austin, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a memorial to the Bethany Lutheran Foundation of Fredericksburg, P.O. Box 673, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.
- Bethany Lutheran Foundation
Celebration of Life
Monday, November 16, 2020
James Lee Green
November 9, 2020
You were so loved and adored here at the Villages of Windcrest. We loved your jokes and so enjoyed that huge smile and laugh. You always had kind words for everyone and you made our day as you passed us all up in the hallways. You loved our balcony and slept so well there. I hope Heaven has a sunny spot and a recliner for you to sunbathe on as well. That was your favorite thing to do after a meal.
We miss you my friend. May you sleep and rest in heaven and look down upon us and guide us. God Bless you and Brenda.
November 2, 2020
Jim and Kay and their two children were neighbors of mine in Houston for 25 years until he and Kay moved to Fredericksburg. I could not have had better neighbors. I am so very sorry and sad to hear about his passing. My condolences to Brenda and her family. May Jim rest in peace.
November 1, 2020
Jimmy was one of the best cousins I could have ever asked for. He was always so happy and fun loving. I know my parents are welcoming him to heaven . Prayers for your family at this time of sorrow.
Marian Litzmann Palazzolo
November 1, 2020
Jim was in my life for almost 20 years and I know that our lives were better off with him and his family in ours. He helped fill a void in my mother's life and for that I will always be thankful. My son always enjoyed going to church with Uncle Jim and my mother. Then going out to eat afterwards always brought a smile to his face. He will be missed. Best wishes to his family and friends