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Jesse Green

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Jesse Green

Jesse Lee Green, 81, of Houston, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.

Funeral services will be held Feb. 16 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Cypress. Burial was in Woodlawn Funeral Home Garden of Memories, Houston.

Although his passing was unexpected, his wife, children and grandchildren were able to say their goodbyes.

Jesse was born in Hamilton on June 27, 1942, to Floyd and Florina Green. He was the eldest of two children and was raised in the Pecan Wells community. He will be remembered as a loving husband, a proud father and caring grandfather to a family that will cherish many fond memories of time spent together.

Jesse graduated from Pottsville High School in 1960. He was involved in football, basketball, FFA, 4H and Boy Scouts. During his time in high school, he received his Lonestar FFA degree.

After graduation, he continued his education at Tarleton College where he stayed involved in collegiate FFA. During college, he attended the National FFA convention with his ag teacher in Kansas City, Kansas, and received an American Farmers Degree.

Jesse furthered his education at Sam Houston State College in Huntsville. While attending, he participated in the Rodeo Club and FFA. In 1966, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Science of Agriculture. In 1971, Jesse received his master’s degree in Education from Sam Houston State University.

In 1966, Jesse married Betty Smith in Houston and moved to Mullin. He taught science and agriculture at Mullin High School until May, 1970.

In 1970, he joined his inlaws, Curtis and Verna Smith, in the family business at Smith’s Lucky Seven Supermarket on the corner of Westview and Silber in Houston. Jesse was on the Board of Directors of the Houston Retail Grocery Association for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a member of the Livestock Committee for 18 years. He was also involved in the Afton Village HOA.

Jesse was very active in his children’s activities and after retirement, he continued to take part in his grandchildren’s activities including volunteering at St. Marks Lutheran School, sporting events at Stratford High School and mentoring at Cy-Wood FFA projects and Booster Club. Jesse enjoyed hunting at the family’s property in Hamilton. His hobbies included gardening and working on his land in Cypress. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church.

Jesse is pre-deceased by his parents, Floyd and Florina Green; his in-laws, Curtis and Verna Smith; brother- in-law and sister-in-law David and Joyce Archibald of Houston; and brother-inlaw David Butler of Arlington.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty of 57 years; his daughter and husband, Kellie and Roger Fritcher; his son and wife, Chris and Michelle Green; grandchildren Connor and Kaitlyn Fritcher, Ashley Fritcher and Nicole and Kyle Green; sister Jo Ann Butler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the Critical Care Unit at Memorial Hermann Medical Center as well as the Emergency Room and Cardiology Department of Memorial Hermann-Cypress for their professionalism, kindness and compassionate care.

Memorial contributions are requested to The Pottsville VFD, 12020 FM 218W, Pottsville, Texas 76565.

Waltrip Funeral Directors