Alton Jackson “Jack” Green Jr. of Victoria, former Texas Baptist pastor and retired president and chief executive officer of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, died Nov. 9. He was 89. He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Rogers to Alton J. Green and Lois (Bean) Green. After accepting God’s call to ministry as a teenager, he went on to pursue his education at Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Bobbie Felty on Sept. 17, 1954. He was pastor of Hay Valley Baptist Church in Gatesville, Walnut Springs Baptist Church in Bosque County, Baptist Temple in Uvalde and Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. In 1971, he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from the University of Corpus Christi. From 1974 to 1998, he was president and CEO of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. During his time at STCH Ministries, its endowment grew from $1 million to nearly $17 million. After he retired, the Greens moved to Victoria, where they were faithful members of Northside Baptist Church. In 2005, Baylor University and the Baptist Standard presented him the Winfred Moore Award for Lifetime Achievement in Ministry. He was a member of the Beefmaster Breeders Association and Rotary International, and he served as president of Baptist Childcare Executives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Felty Green; a son, Forrest Douglas Green; and his siblings, Ruth Green Ray and Bob Green. Survivors include his son, Glen Allen Green and wife Christy of Franklin, Tenn.; daughter, Jeanene Green Atkinson and husband Gordon of San Antonio; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his sister, Beverly Green Ralston of Rogers. A family graveside service was held Nov. 14 in Beeville. A celebration of life service will be held at a future date in 2021 as COVID-19 restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104.
Obituary: Alton Jackson “Jack” Green Jr.
November 17, 2020