Bruce Edward Green

Bruce Edward Green

Bruce Edward Green, 83, of Southern Shores, NC, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.  Bruce was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, to the late Richard Fredrick Green and Hazel Maude Green.  Bruce graduated from Wayne State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, receiving a Master of Arts in Economics.  He subsequently attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Arlington, VA and was also a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia.

Bruce had a 29 year military career, serving in the United States Army, and was a Vietnam veteran.  He retired as a Colonel.  Bruce earned many awards in the service, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star, the French Medaille de Bronze, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.  In his post-Army career, he worked for the National Security Industrial Association before retiring in 1997.

Bruce was very active in many civic groups.  He was the Past President of the Military Officer Association of America First Flight Chapter, the Chickahawk Property Owner’s Association and the Wayne State University Alumni Association.  He was also a Chairman of the Duck United Methodist Men’s group.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois Hammann Green; his daughter, Karen LaFave, of Springfield, VA; his sons, Bruce (Susan) Edward Green, Jr., of Chesapeake, VA, Richard Hammann Green, of Chattanooga, TN; sister, Lois Bro, of Greenville, SC; his grandchildren, Blair, Joshua, Erin, Janet, Richard, Steven, and great grandchildren, Kierstin, Garrett, and Hugo.  He is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Richard Frederick Green, Jr., and his great granddaughter, Lilliana.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:30 AM at Duck United Methodist Church located at 1214 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949, with Pastor John Tyson officiating.  Bruce will be buried at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Duck United Methodist Church.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Burnham Gould

    Lois, I am very sorry to learn of Bruce’s death. He was an effective leader in our community, a valuable counselor and adviser, and an all around good person, as well as a very close personal friend. I hope that you are doing well. Please let us know of anything that we might do to help.

  2. Christy Stallings

    My dearest Mrs.Green and family,my heart is heavy at hearing of Mr.Greens passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.God Bless.

  3. Robert Middlebrooks

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Bruce. I enjoyed working with Bruce in the Military Officers Association. I remember his leadership abilities and great personality. Bob

  4. Nancy Long Clayton

    Dear Lois,

    Know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time and hoping that you will find peace in remembering all the wonderful years with Bruce.



  5. Robert and Kim Law

    Mrs. Green and family, we are sending our sympathy to you and your family.
    May your fond memories and love for one another lift you up and sustain you through these difficult days.
    Bob, Kim and McKenna Law
    Springfield, IL
    (Susan (Moseley) Green’s cousins)

  6. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Young

    Dear Mrs. Green and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. May your wonderful memories of Bruce help you find peace at this sad time in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless

  7. kimberley bossart

    Dearest Karen, Richard, grammy, janet, Richard,&Steven~~

    My condolences to your family. He was a great man, father, and grandfather. I will forever cherish the memories from the summer spent with Janet at tye beach housenin NC.

    Love and miss yall!!!!!

    Kimberley Bossart

  8. Betty A. Roper

    Dear Lois, Karen, Bruce and Richard- My sympathy to you all. Was so nice to visit with you at Erin’s wedding. You all are such a great and caring family. Enjoyed visiting with you. Just remember the great times you all had together. What a wonderful life he had! Love ya! Betty

  9. Annette Sharp

    My condolence to you and your family. May God continue to bless you and your family with strength and courage to endure this difficult time.

  10. Greg & Kristin Shields

    Father of all, we pray to you for Bruce, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    Lois you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our lives, and the lives of our children, have been enriched by knowing Bruce and you. We pray for peace for you.

    Much love,
    Gregory and Kristin Shields

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