February 14, 1941 May 1, 2019; Our precious husband, father, and Granddaddy, John Phillip "Phil" Green, left our lives on May 1, 2019, surrounded by family after a long illness. Phil was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Valentine's Day in 1941 to John J. and Rosa Lee Green. They moved to Dothan where he graduated from Dothan High in 1959. Phil found his forever love, Patti, after many cups of coffee at Tom's Restaurant in Dothan and they married in 1964. Phil joined in the United States Army and served as a pilot in Vietnam and an instructor pilot at Fort Rucker. After reaching the rank of Captain, he left the Armed Forces to pursue a career in engineering. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1975 and was employed as a maintenance engineer and mill manager with International Paper until his retirement in 2002. After his retirement, Phil enjoyed life on Lake Eufaula and his adventures on his bright yellow boat. Phil is lovingly cherished by his wife, Patti (Hicks) of Georgetown, Georgia, daughter and son-in-law Laura and Jarrod Traylor of Ozark, Alabama, and best buddy, grandson Wyatt Traylor, also of Ozark. He is also survived by two brothers, David (Lula) Green of Humble, Texas and Robert (Pat) Green of Clinton, Mississippi and brothers and sisters by marriage: Virginia Hallford of Toccoa, Georgia, David and Eva Hicks of Abbeville, Alabama, Hugh and Gertie Hicks of Marietta, Georgia, Tom and Mary Hicks of Compass Lake, Florida, and Susan and Bob Green, also of Georgetown, Georgia. Also left to honor his memory are many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives. The family wishes to express their gratitude and love to Kindred Hospice of Columbus, Georgia, the Veteran's Administration, particularly Mr. David Sharpe, and most fondly, to Brittnie Lambert and to Stephanie Johnson, who showed the entire family incredible love, grace, and support during an extraordinarily difficult time. A celebration of Phil's wonderful life will be held at a later date.

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