Franklin Eugene Green

by | Apr 19, 2019 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Franklin Eugene Green, age 91 passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Gene was born in Little Rock, S.C. to Fannie and J.I. Green of blessed memory, and raised in Norfolk, Va. He attended JEB Stuart Elementary School, Augusta Military Academy, and University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill NC. He was a veteran, who served in the U.S. Army in WWII.

Gene was a dedicated public servant, having retired from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority as a Rehabilitation Specialist. After retirement, he volunteered as a reader for WHRO radio. Gene was a beloved husband, father, uncle, and cousin, who cherished all of his family and was on “Cloud Nine” when attending family gatherings. He routinely made phone calls to family members to catch-up on life’s happenings.

Although a quiet and reserved man, he had an easy and quick smile and a sarcastic wit. Beside his enduring love of family, was his love for his home, the Outer Banks, nature, animals, food, classical music, baseball, wearing baseball caps, and repairing anything that needed fixing. He was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple.

Gene was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51-years, Shirley, his brother Norman, and sister-in-law Mimi. Survivors include his two daughters Marcia (Green) Snyder (Steve), Stacy (Green) Hershberger (Kevin), niece and nephews, Hope (Green) Hinkes (Clifford), Richard Green and Jack Green (Sharon), and great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or any animal related rescue agency, such as the SPCA. Online condolences may be offered to the family at