John Green

Obituary of John T. Green

John Thurman (J.T.) Green, Jr., 87, went to see his Heavenly Father on August 2, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. While we are saddened and heartbroken, we rejoice that he is in a better place next to our savior Jesus Christ. He was born on May 19, 1931 in Snyder, Oklahoma and was the oldest of 5 children.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954 serving in the Korean War during that time. After his honorable discharge he returned to his hometown of Cortez, CO where he met the love of his life, “his precious Kay” who “made his life complete” and they were married on July 5, 1957 filling their lives with joyful memories and a full home. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Kay, sons Gary (Alvina) of Prescott, AZ; Rod of Emerald Isle, NC; daughter Debbie Green-Martin of Tucson, AZ; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, his sister and numerous nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents, three brothers, a niece and a nephew.


J.T. or “Jake” as he was affectionately called by his children and many of their friends, was a loving caregiver, a loyal and rare husband and friend. A man of impeccable character, integrity and honesty he was a role model to many. Chief among his passions was his family. He never missed one of his kids sporting events, took his son’s hunting every chance he could and loved being in the great outdoors. A lover of all kinds of music, dancing and red wine. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Arizona Wildcats, even refusing to go to the emergency room until after his beloved Wildcat’s basketball game was over.

We want to give a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers from Oshyn Hospice and Soreo In Home Support for the compassionate and loving care they gave him for the past year and a half. We will be forever greatful.


A memorial service and celebration of life will be held September 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm at University City Church, 604 N. 6th Avenue in Tucson, AZ. 

“This human being, a man, lived in this blessed by Heaven world. No more – no less”