John Carl Green, 86, of Brasstown, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Carl was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Blairsville Ga.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Murphy but attended Little Brasstown Baptist Church the last 22 years.
He was a founding member and longtime supporter of the Brasstown Fire Department. Carl enjoyed music, and played his fiddle and mandolin with several local bands.
He also enjoyed working with heavy equipment but was most known for owning and operating Green’s Gulf Station in Brasstown for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Willie, Robert and Dale Green; and two sisters, Julia Caylor and Vesta Dyer.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Shirley Huskins Green; one son, Jerry Green and wife Vicki of Brasstown, and their two sons, Cody Green of Carrboro, and Corey Green of Waynesville; one stepdaughter, Tammy Smith and husband Richard, and their three children, Christina, Brad and Amanda; and three great-grandchildren, all of Atlanta, Ga.
The family received friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Cochran Funeral Home, Murphy.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Aud Brown of Little Brasstown Church officiating, with the help of Harold Stiles. Music was provided by the Wilson Family.
The immediate family enjoyed a graveside service with military honors. Military honors were provided by Murphy VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73 and Clay County VFW Post 6812.
Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.