Albert “Al” Green, April 20, 1932~August 31, 2023

Sep 1, 2023

Albert “Al” Green, 91, of Fayetteville peacefully answered his Heavenly Father’s call to come home, completing his earthly journey at his home on August 31, 2023. He was born on April 20, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Margaret Lucy Wilkiewicz. He was adopted by his loving earthly father, Elmer Green, on November 27, 1940.

Albert graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1950. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1957. Albert married Patricia “Pat” May Turner, the sister of a childhood best friend, on February 23, 1958. They had a wonderful adventure together that lasted over 62 years before Pat went home to be with the Lord.

Albert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather setting an example of prioritizing faith, family, and service to others. Albert and Pat were both committed Christ followers and chose to worship and raise their family fully involved at University Baptist Church. After Albert completed his degree, he worked for the firm now known as Cromwell Architects Engineering in Little Rock and later returned to Fayetteville spending almost a decade working for E. Fay Jones. In 1972 Albert struck out on his own as a sole practitioner Architect for the next several decades creating beautiful residential houses, house additions, and small commercial buildings in the Northwest Arkansas region. Albert was gifted in interpreting the needs and wants of others into architectural designs that were built and can still be found nestled in the hills of Northwest Arkansas today. After Albert officially retired, he continued working on small projects, fishing, enjoying Razorback sports, spending time with friends and family, and helping others.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Patricia May Green; three brother and sister-in-laws, Wayne and Betty Matthews, William “Bill” and Deloris Turner, Tommy and Jeanne Turner; and one nephew, Terry Turner.

He is survived by his three children, Kelle Wilkins, Karan Tomlinson, and Walter (Alli) Green all of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Anthony) Breathitt, Michelle Wilkins, Devin Tomlinson, Turner (Lauren) Tomlinson, Bethany Green, Remington Green, and Grace Green all of Fayetteville; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nephews, Bill (Pat) Matthews of Alexandria, Louisiana and Patrick Turner of Houston, Texas; and one niece, Patricia Matthews of Little Rock, Arkansas.

A memorial service to celebrate Albert’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas with Pastor Brad Wheeler officiating and Dr. H.D. McCarty assisting. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

Albert donated his body to UAMS for medical research so a private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Mount Comfort Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Circle of Life Hospice, Pinnacle In-Home Care, Grand Village, and Diane Collins for the care and comfort of Albert over the last several weeks.

11 Condolences

    • Karan

      Mr Kennedy, I had no idea you and dad ran together. I love that. The fishing I think I knew about. Thank you for your friendship over the many years.

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    • Patsy Langham

      I’m so sorry to learn of your dad passing. Knew your family many years. Always enjoyed visiting with your folks each time I seen them.

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  1. Susan & Crant Osborne

    Kelle, Karan, Walter and families, We’re very sorry for your loss. But, we’re thankful that your dad knew Jesus as his Lord & Savior. He’s got his new body, and he’s walking on the streets of gold!

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  2. Roland and Cindy Weber

    Kelle, Karan, and Walter – You 3 are such great testimonies of the Christian upbringing you had! You love the Word, know how to rejoice in the good and the bad, love His church, and are just shining lights of all your parents taught you. There are lots of things money can buy, but a LEGACY like you are blessed with cannot be bought at any price. You truly had great parents who raised you in TRUTH. May you pass this great legacy on to your children and grandchildren.

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  3. Karen Barker

    I’m so sorry for your loss but what a great comfort to know that this is only a temporary separation from our loved ones when we know Jesus. Praying for you all

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  4. Bill Saxton / Russellville

    So sorry for your and OUR loss of your dad….. I was privileged to know AL as a housemate / roommate / study companion / etc at UofA in the mid 1950’s…….We shared a room at the Ella B. Hurst house near the campus…..

    We had many wonderful discussions about architecture / design with our mutual friend Fred Miller who was a housemate from LR.

    As retired architects , we enjoyed numerous visits and phone calls over the last seven decades.

    Again…so sorry for OUR loss. I was proud to know and call him my FRIEND….Regards

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    • Karan

      Thank you so much for your kind words. He treasured your friendship and all the history y’all had together. Blessings to you.

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    • Karan

      Thank you so much for your kind words. He treasured your friendship and all the history y’all had together. Blessings to you.

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  5. Lewis Brown - Gainesville, Florida

    Albert and I worked together in Fay Jones’s studio from 1969 to 1973.

    Throughout my life, I’ve had the great fortune to be in the presence of a variety of people who took their (precious) time to teach me, answer my questions and bear with me while I learned. Albert Green was one of those people. When I first started work in Mr. Jones’s studio, I knew next to nothing; and by the time I left, four years later, I worked my way up to practically nothing. In between, Albert patiently taught me… the best he could with such a challenged student. He was a good man, and I have nothing but warm and pleasant memories of him. Thanks to Albert, in no small part, I went on to have a fulfilling career practicing architecture.

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    • Karan Tomlinson

      Thank you for your kind words and dad would love to know that you remembered his influence in your life and your career. He was quiet and humble so to hear from those he touched means so much to us. We were very proud to be his children. Blessings to you and your family.
      Karan

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