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261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Macon Funeral Home

261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Samuel Green
In Memory of
Samuel Green III
1947 - 2018
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Obituary for Samuel Green III

Samuel Green III
SAMUEL GREEN III, of Highlands, NC and, formerly, Atlanta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the age of 70 due to post-surgical complications. He is survived by his loving wife, Giny, and his sister Lynda Sikes (Jimmy) and his step-children, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved Aunt Virginia and Uncle Charlie Baird, who raised Sam following his father’s death.

Sam was born on October 8, 1947 and grew up in Atlanta. When the time came, he proudly attended Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He remained a very proud “yellow jacket” following graduation and, accordingly, followed all GT sports teams, traveled with the GT alumni association to Russia and generally loved all things involving his alma mater. He was so “up with the white and gold” that you could often spot Sam around town wearing a “very” gold jacket or driving a “very” gold Cadillac.

Following graduation from Ga Tech, Sam utilized his engineering degree by specializing in heating and air conditioning controls while working for Johnson Controls and Precision Controls. He also was one of the earliest electrical contractors to be licensed by the State of Georgia, holding license number 0013. Later in his career, Sam switched gears a bit and went to work as a project manager/engineer for W.B. Wallis & Co, a mechanical contracting company in Scottdale, Ga. He managed numerous high profile projects during his long tenure with that company, including many projects at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the MARTA (metro) system in Atlanta.

Following his retirement, Sam permanently moved to Highlands where he loved the slower pace of the mountain life and he immersed himself in the residents and activities of the town. Sam was a member of the Town’s zoning board and participated in many volunteer opportunities around town. If a neighbor or friend needed help, Sam was always there.

Sam was always fun to be around due to his wonderful zest for life, boundless energy, and upbeat and enthusiastic nature. Sam was a very loving, generous and thoughtful figure and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The family invites all of Sam’s friends to attend a remembrance celebration on Saturday, May 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to be held at Macon Funeral Home, 261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
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