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John Adam Green, 56, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Jackson. Born on Aug. 5, 1966, Adam graduated from Stokes Academy and received an Associate Degree from Alabama Southern Community College. He was an employee of Boise Cascade/PCA in Jackson for more than 27 years, working on J3 and recycling. Having worked that many years with the same people, Adam grew close to his coworkers. In fact, he spoke often of his “family” at PCA.
Adam collected various items through the years, including knives and flashlights. He was an avid Auburn fan and loved his coffee, drinking it from the “Cup,” a stainless cup with a big handle. He would drink two cups every morning and one in the afternoon and occasionally one in the evening! He would drink a Starbucks coffee if it was available as well. He was a member of the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and spent time on the Clarke County Sheriff’s Posse. He really enjoyed both of those roles.
Adam loved to hunt and made a point of teaching his girls. But as the years went by, hunting gradually gave way to softball practices and games…anything his girls were doing. As the girls got bigger and older, he discovered his La-Z-Boy and programs such as “Yellowstone” on TV. He listened more to classic old country music and revisited the memories of Ruby, his horse from earlier days. His constant companion during these La-Z-Boy days was a Chihuahua named Nala. He loved that little dog.
Known by many names, in his childhood he was called “BB Butt,” stemming from an incident with a cousin and a BB gun. At home, he was called “Adam” and “Daddy.” His favorite name was “Poppy,” which is what his two-year-old granddaughter called him.
A loving, caring, protective, hands-on dad and granddad, Adam kept up with what his girls were doing and actively helped his wife Kim with raising them. As one of his girls described him, Adam was a “big man,” with big hands (hence the ‘Cup’ with the man-sized handle). Yet those hands had the finesse to paint the nails of his little girls, even to the point of painting animals and bugs on them…he would use toothpicks to paint the dots on ladybugs! He would put their hair up in perfect, tight ponytails, that would last all day without falling or coming loose.
Adam’s life centered around his family, Evelyn Green, his mother; Kim, his wife of almost 33 years; his girls, Hannah, Olivia and Emily; and their families, especially his granddaughter, Millie Louise! He loved them so. And they loved him back just as much.
Adam is survived by his wife, Kim Green; his daughters, Hannah (Bryce) Meads, Olivia (Cody) Cabaniss and Emily Green; granddaughter, Millie Louise Meads; and his mother, Evelyn Gates Green.
He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond “Buckshot” Green.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m., at Jackson First United Methodist Church, with a visitation following. The Rev. Dr. Ralph Wooten officiated, with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.