Remembering James “Doc” Green

Sandra ClarkFountain City, Obits

Retired pharmacist James F. “Jim” Green, 82, of Corryton passed away June 4. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the naval reserve. He was a pharmacist for over 50 years and co-owner of Stevens Drug Store in Fountain City.

He is survived by wife Angie Green, four children and their children. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Stevens Mortuary with the service to follow at 1. Additional obituary information here

Kenton Page, owner of Fountain City Pharmacy, worked for Doc Green and his co-owner, Bob Davis, from 1968-76. Page enjoyed his association with what he calls a “non-family family.” Stevens Drug Store was open for extended hours and delivered prescriptions all over town, he said. Green and Davis divided the workload evenly. “On Christmas, each of us would work for just three hours.” That was a short day.

Normal hours were 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. with the three pharmacists rotating shifts. “They had football and basketball tickets, and whoever was off got to go. We even went to out-of-town games. It was a close-knit group.”

When Tommy Hensley opened the Fountain Village Center (now Chick-fil-A), Page left to open his own pharmacy, Page Apothecary. He also operated with a Medicine Shoppe franchise. He recalls Doc Green fondly. “When they sold (Stevens Drug Store) to Rite Aid in 1982, Doc Green stayed on. One of his jobs was to dispense medicine at (Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary) Petros. I asked him once if he ever thought they might just keep him there.”

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