Van Green Sr.

by | August 17, 2017 1:25 pm

TURBEVILLE – Van Green Sr., 90, died Aug. 16, 2017, at his home, after an illness.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at East Clarendon High School’s gymnasium, with burial in the Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Gleaton Euston Green and Sally Leviner Robinson Green. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the former owner and operator of Green’s Gulf Service in Turbeville.
He was the chief for the Turbeville district of the Clarendon County Fire Department, from which he retired in 1999. He was Clarendon County Firefighter of the Year in 1991 and was inducted into the Clarendon County Hall of Fame in 1991. He was an honorary member of the East Clarendon Booster Club from 2013-14.
He was a member of Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. He received a proclamation from the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2001. The Turbeville Fire Station was named the Coy Green Fire Station after him. He was also a member of the Turbeville American Legion and the Turbeville Ruritans.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily McElveen Green; a brother, Euston Leslie Green; two sisters, Nell Green Baker and Theo Green Coker; and a son-in-law, Murray Floyd.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Green Floyd, Connie Green (Fred) Huth, Tammy (David) Sullivan and Cheryl Green Barwick, all of Turbeville, and Terri Green (Ronny) Tabor of Manning; a son, Coy Evander “Van” (Barbara) Green Jr. of Turbeville; two sisters, Shirley Green (Sam Jr.) Knight of Lake City and Sara Green Poss of Gainesville, Florida; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice of Sumter, especially Meredith Myers, Michelle Baker, Tonya Smith and Beebe Coker for their exceptional loving Care. We would also like to thank Emmie Shearer, not only his granddaughter but also his caretaker.
Memorials may be made to Neil and Mandi Morgan Mission Fund, C/O Horse Branch FWB Church 1097 Horse Branch Road, Turbeville, SC 29162
Online condolences may be made at
Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta is in charge of services.

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  1. Comment by Coco Floyd

    August 17, 2017 at 15:27

    Someone posted on Facebook earlier today about Mr. Van and called him “Mr. Turbeville” and “Mr. East Clarendon”. Isn’t that so fitting? In all our memories of growing up in Turbeville, Mr. Van was always “around”. Losing him leaves a “hole” in our community. We loved you, Mr. Van…..

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