Edward "Seis" Hartman Green, VI

April 29, 1993 - July 18, 2020

Edward

It is with profound sadness and a devastating sense of loss that we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother, Edward Hartman Green, VI, a/k/a “Seis”. Seis died on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. He had crammed a lot of life, love and happiness into his twenty-seven years. 

Seis was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sharon Salyer Fulkerson and paternal grandfather, Edward Hartman Green, IV. He is survived by his parents, Hart and Leigh Green and brother, Everett Axel Green and sister, Erin Adelle “DB” Green. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Ken Salyer and his wife, Luci; maternal step-grandfather, Johnny Fulkerson; and paternal grandmother, Margaret Phelan Green; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Seis was born on April 29, 1993, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Leigh Salyer Green and Edward Hartman Green, V.  A few months after his birth, he was moved to Beaumont, his father’s hometown. Southeast Texas shaped and honed Seis into the man he was. 

Seis’ formal education all took place in Southeast Texas. His favorite school was Trinity Mother’s Day Out. He went through St. Anne’s and Kelly High School before ultimately graduating from Texas Academy of Leadership and Humanities a/k/a TALH. He was thankful for the opportunity Dr. Mary Gagne provided him in allowing his last year of high school to be at TALH.

Seis’ educational accomplishments are not what we are most proud of, but we would be remiss without recognizing the success this young man achieved. His love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and a general quest for knowledge, formed him more than his family knew. He started at Texas A&M – Galveston in the business program, but quickly realized he could combine passions and transferred into the Maritime Administration Program.  During this time, and in part, based on the advice of a counselor during his study abroad year in London attending the UK Galveston Maritime Management program in 2014, Seis decided to continue his education with a master’s degree. 

In December of 2014, Seis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration with a minor in Economics. Based on the counselor’s advice, he continued at TAMUG, graduating in December of 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Maritime Administration and Logistics. By May of 2018, he received his U.S.C.G. Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage license. His work experience at Clipper Group, Steel Services in 2014, and serving as a cadet for Patriot Contract Services in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean in 2016, prepared him well for his time as a third mate in the Military Sealift Command with the U.S. Seventh Fleet Pacific in 2018 and 2019. There, he was responsible for safe navigation of his vessel during launches and for safety inspections of his ship’s cargo and operations in addition to logging every voyage, departure, arrival and being involved with ordinance and fuel loading/off-loading, underway replenishment, fuel transfers and other U.S. Military support operations. That’s the standard dry aspect of Seis’ life. Enough of that. 

Our son and brother, Seis, was a special man with an inquisitive mind and an unbridled love of his family. He was a hard worker with his first job in the summer between his 8th grade and freshman year. He worked as a “mechanic” at Billy’s Car Care, doing every dirty job that Steve and Billy Bush asked him to do, including cleaning out the “roach lady’s” car. Even at this young age, Seis earned his pay. He was never late for work and never left early. 

In another example of Seis’ personality, at the ripe old age of thirteen, he worked as a “construction crew assistant” with job duties that – in his words, per his resume: 

“…included in assisting in the construction and demolition of building at various sites as well as having an understanding of all the tools and materials used.”

Seis was nothing, if not thorough. Pretty heady stuff for a barely thirteen-year-old.

Seis loved the water and became a swim instructor / life-guard in 2010 and 2011. He taught both children and adults at the Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center. He was specifically in high demand as an instructor for children and adults. His kindness and gentle ways were evident even in this age and job. On more than one occasion, Seis had a mother approach him, tears in her eyes, telling him that her child, that she had just watched successfully swim and smile in the water, had failed prior classes, balled at the idea of going to the pool and hated the water. The mother was so thankful that Seis had changed that child’s life and helped her child overcome a fear. He provided life skills and this trait continued through time. 

Seis was not just a mind. During this time, he also modeled professionally for several nationwide businesses. 

Seis was inquisitive. When a problem presented itself, or he became interested in some endeavor, he could get lost in the research. His passions were many and his research could include tying a fishing knot, sighting a shot-gun, smoking a brisket, taking a picture. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hours were spent in perfecting his various crafts and loves. He will always be remembered for his trademark “Woooah, what was that?” when presented with a new sight, issue or idea, be it a bird, a fish, a problem. We knew then that Google, YouTube and the internet would be his friend/teacher/mistress for the next hours, days or even weeks. He recently enrolled in the MasterClass programs online. 

It is unfair to try to say in words the special person that Seis was. His loves were many. He loved his family, he loved learning, he loved the outdoors - including fishing and hunting, he loved photography, he loved the art of grilling/smoking meats and foods, he loved the ocean, he loved the gift of “the marsh” where he had duck hunted and bass fished for his entire life. The sum of all of these experiences made Seis a man of great wisdom, a man of great love and a gift to all those that knew him. He was just a great man and a very gentle soul. 

The world is a lessor place, a worse place, without Edward Hartman Green VI. The Seis.  

Broussard’s Mortuary has been trusted with the arrangements for celebrating the life of Seis Green. The celebration of Seis’ life will begin at 5:00 p.m. with an open mic to share your memories of Seis, a gathering of his family and friends will continue at 5:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 434 Fannin St., Beaumont, Texas. 

This is to truly be a celebration of Seis Green. Jeans, boots and fishing shirts are appropriate. Refreshments and barbeque will be provided by his cooking mentor, Toney Tone, of Beaumont, Texas. A celebratory toast will be made at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Seis’ name may be made to the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas, 6919 Port West Dr., Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77024.

It is as if, at age seven, Seis read Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” That was Seis’ life. 

Finally, for those attending, we are honored that you would share with us this time to celebrate Seis’ life. Please observe social-distancing guidelines. We ask that masks be worn at all times possible. For the safety of all, the family requests that the social distancing guidelines are observed even with the family. 

Video

Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sharing of Memories
434 Fannin
434 Fannin Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701
Saturday, July 25, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Gathering of Family and Friends
434 Fannin
434 Fannin Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701
Saturday, July 25, 2020
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Comments (38)

  • Georgette Couvall

    07 August 2020 at 02:21 | #

    Dr. Salyer, my family and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

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  • Jennifer Glass Mayer

    29 July 2020 at 21:38 | #

    Hart, Leigh and family, What an inspirational telling of Seis' life. Greg and I are so sorry for your loss; a loss for so many. . We will hold you and all your family up in prayer, .

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  • Norris Roberts

    29 July 2020 at 01:02 | #

    Hart You and you your Family are in our Thoughts and prayers..
    Norris Roberts and Family

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  • Michelle Mattingly Williamson

    28 July 2020 at 19:31 | #

    Heartbroken to hear of the loss your family is going through. Sending you prayers . Your son sounded like an amazing, young man. I know Daddy Ed must be holding him tightly in his arms.

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  • Peggy Grren

    27 July 2020 at 15:17 | #

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers are with you and with all your family.

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  • Michelle

    27 July 2020 at 03:28 | #

    Hart and I were freshman together at Texas A&M Galveston.... We spent four years at college together and both ended up working for MSC. Hart and I would always laugh about how far we had come since freshman year of college! He truly was a wonderful person and always made me smile! I know that all his friends and family will cherish their memories with him! I am sending lots of prayers and love to him, his family, and to those reading this now!

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  • Jon and Phoebe and the Bassana family

    26 July 2020 at 23:24 | #

    Hart, Leigh, Everett, Adelle, and precious Green Family,
    We are praying for your strength and comfort as you grieve this heartbreaking loss. Hartman was such a good egg, talented and kind. He is very missed. We always enjoyed when he pulled up a chair for Sunday evening poker games and bratwurst. He was quick to laugh, whether assembling furniture with a million pieces and no directions, landscaping our yard for service hours, or trying out new recipes over the grill. Our whole family- toddler, teens, seasoned and senior citizens- loved when Hartman came over. He was gracious and patient with us all. We are praying that you may be comforted knowing how loved he was, and how clearly he loved you.

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  • Ourania and Michael Carmody

    26 July 2020 at 14:50 | #

    Dear Leigh and Hart, Nia and I send our love and prayers for comfort and peace at this time of sadness and loss. This video and these loving comments from close friends and family of Cousin Seis are a testament to the beautiful life of a compassionate and generous young man. We regret we could not be with you all yesterday, Much love, Nia and Michael

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  • Charlene Meek

    26 July 2020 at 03:25 | #

    My heart is grieving to hear this sad news. I knew your son as Hart, when I was his PK teacher at Trinity Day School. Hart was sweet, gentle, kind, and loving. Every year that I taught school, there were a couple of students who would steal my heart, and Hart was one of those students. My prayers are that your beautiful memories will bring you comfort and peace.

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  • Dee Dee Littlepage

    26 July 2020 at 00:21 | #

    The memorial video is stunning and exemplifies what a beautiful person Hartman was. My heart breaks for all of you. No words of mine could ever bring you comfort, but I will pray for God to comfort your hearts. Hart and Leigh, my love to you and the family.

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  • Liz Brocato Jackson

    25 July 2020 at 23:38 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. All the Greens are in my heart and prayers.

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  • Walter and Mary Brocato

    25 July 2020 at 19:08 | #

    Hart and Leigh and Green Family,
    we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • Tony Brocato

    25 July 2020 at 18:21 | #

    Hart and Leigh, I am very sad to hear about the death of your son, Seis. You and your family are in our prayers. May God be with you.

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  • Mary Gagne Patton

    25 July 2020 at 16:52 | #

    My heart is filled with great sadness. I can see Hart's beautiful eyes which were the windows to his soul. He was so reflective studying people and searching for universal truths.
    I remember asking his grandfather Dr. Ken Salyver to speak at Hart's graduation. Hart was so proud of him and of the humanitarian qualities he exemplified.
    I found Hart to be contemplative, compassionate and kind. He had an understanding of the frailties of humanity. He had wisdom, depth and complexity.
    And most importantly, I saw how much he loved his mother, father and family.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar
    "Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;
    For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crossed the bar."

    My prayers and love to you.
    Mary Gagne Patton

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  • Dean, Gina Halbert and family

    25 July 2020 at 16:25 | #

    Hartman is the most wonderful, compassionate young man I have ever known, all who knew him loved him. I cherish every moment I had with him. Our love and prayers are sent for Hart, Leigh, Everett, Adelle and family.

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  • Tom Leicht

    25 July 2020 at 12:59 | #

    May His Soul and All the souls of the faithfully departed, REST IN PEACE_AMEN

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  • Janie Sherman Alley

    25 July 2020 at 02:02 | #

    Oh Hart: My heart breaks for you and your family. I have a son the same age who is my world. Unimaginable. God bless you and your family. Praying for healing.

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  • Tony & Mandy Bunn

    25 July 2020 at 01:40 | #

    Sending love and prayers to you guys.

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  • Susan Pyle-Williams

    24 July 2020 at 20:36 | #

    Mark and I have been rocked to the core over this very sad news. What a beautiful child/young man to lose. We pray for peace, strength and love to this great family over the devastating loss of Seis. May your sweet memories of him help temper your grief over time. Bless you all and may we all be reminded of the true priorities of life.....our children, grandchildren. and great-grandchildren...family. and friends.

    Mark and Susan Williams

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  • Judy Dishman

    24 July 2020 at 20:11 | #

    , Margaret, my thoughts & prayers are with you and your dear family. My deepest sympathy and love...

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  • Uncle Mickey and Aunt Elizabeth Phelan

    24 July 2020 at 19:09 | #

    His face was always joy filled. Though we were not often with him, he was fully present, attentive and loving on those occasions we shared. This beautiful description of his life made it clear that his life was gift to many, and a reflection of his family and the friendships he so carefully nurtured. He will be remembered in our daily prayers with our family members who will now be keeping him company.. Our love and prayers for all his family..

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  • Meredith Kraemer

    24 July 2020 at 19:05 | #

    Anyone who knew Hartman knows just how huge of a loss this is. I send every bit of my love to his family. Hartman and I went to St. Anne together and were always friends. We became especially close in 8th grade and from then on he has been such a huge part of my life. I would not be the person I am today without him. Even after we went separate ways 10 years ago after high school, he continued to be there for me even in the toughest of times. He cared for and loved the people in his life so deeply. I lost a huge chunk of my heart, but the sky gained a new star

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  • Heather petkovsek

    24 July 2020 at 18:43 | #

    Our hearts ache with you all and our prayers for comfort are with each of you right now. Hartman was amazing and he Will continue to inspire so many to seek and search and cherish this beauty of the world and the people around us. Mark and I love you all, Heather

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  • John Alden wright

    24 July 2020 at 17:40 | #

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Hartman was such a fine young man. What a loss to the world. Prayers to you all for comfort, strength, and peace. May Hartman rest in peace. God bless you all.

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  • Jeanne Brocato Parker

    24 July 2020 at 16:53 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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  • H D Phelan Family

    24 July 2020 at 15:23 | #

    Tall lanky an gentle smile and a easy laugh. Hart offered a firm but not overbearing hand shake with a delightful greeting. With a sparkle in his eye which really made me feel special. He would ask sayIng Hi Uncle Harry and with smile and ask how I was doing. Hart’s sense of humor resembled his Grandfather Ed dry yet succinct observations that always made me laugh. Hart truly filled his life with adventure and the always unfinished chess game at the Phelan Family party each year at the Fort Christmas party that he played with his cousin Dennis. Paw Paw Phelan and MaMere Phelan along with Hart’s grandfather Ed are hugging him and exhaling his arrival. Paw Paw would say to me that those that leave this life go to a better place and he would add that he was a little jealous they had beaten him there. Love and prayers for the peace in your hearts and souls. Hart is truly in a better place and I am a little jealous too! From the H D Phelan Family

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  • John H. Fears

    24 July 2020 at 15:04 | #

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God wrap his arms around the family to help comfort you during these times. May Sies rest in comfort . God bless.

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  • Faye Prejean

    24 July 2020 at 14:33 | #

    Margaret, My deepest condolences for the loss of your grandson. May his soul Rest In Peace

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  • Rich Clements

    24 July 2020 at 04:02 | #

    I sailed with "Seis" on USNS AMELIA EARHART from December 2018 to May 2019. We spent a good deal of time underway and more than few nights on liberty together. I have a picture of me, Seis and Mason out at my favorite whisky bar in Sasebo Japan. It's how I want to remember him. He was my friend and I'll miss him. When I finally make it home, I'll pour a glass of my finest bourbon and toast his name, his laugh, to greenheads circling, and largemouth spawning.

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  • Caran Courville lindsey

    24 July 2020 at 02:51 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss . I am holding you and family in my heart and prayers

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  • Colleen Phelan McMahon

    24 July 2020 at 02:40 | #

    As a distant auntie of Hartman I was delighted to meet Hartman and his brother Everett at a family event. Both handsome fellows "engaged me and charmed me while dancing with them,
    . This ancient woman thru their unique chivalry was made to feel
    Their warmth and joy for one unique time. Bless the Green family.


    Of sweeties

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  • Suzanne Halbert Moore

    24 July 2020 at 01:46 | #

    Words fail me. All that I can say is that I love this dear sweet family and they are all in my heart. I’m praying for comfort and peace for you all.

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  • Lauren Holland

    24 July 2020 at 01:18 | #

    To all of the dear Green family and friends, my heart ACHES by this and I am rocked to the core. Hartman was my first best friend; so many memories at Trinity, going to the SETX State fair, the pumpkin patch, birthday parties, eating Rice Krispies at the Wellness Center pool.. I don’t think of the happiest parts of my childhood without thinking of Hartman. I was so happy to be connected with him at Kelly and our love of all things TAMU. I’m so proud of all Hartman has accomplished, but most of all, I’m so proud of him as the sweet, funny, charming friend he was to me for so many years. I’m sending so many prayers and love to all of you during this difficult time. Hartman was loved by so many, and this is such a devastating loss for us all. Much much love. Lauren Holland and family

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  • Abbey Sanders

    24 July 2020 at 01:00 | #

    I sailed with Hart on my freshman training cruise at Texas A&M. He was always a friendly face at school. During our time off the coast of Hawaii, he took the time to teach me about my, newly purchased, dslr camera (which I didn’t know a whole lot about at the time). He taught me all of the basic functions and even showed me some of the tools he uses to edit his photos. I appreciated that he treated me like anyone else instead of brushing off the freshman as many seniors did. He will be missed by many!

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  • Max Tesre, Jr

    24 July 2020 at 00:54 | #

    Hart was a good man. The Lord must have needed him elsewhere!

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  • Kathryn and Patrick Phelan

    23 July 2020 at 23:53 | #

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man with a wonderful family. We love you. We admire you. We pray for you

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  • Jacqueline Chaidez

    23 July 2020 at 23:26 | #

    My condolences on the loss of such a sweet soul .

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  • Aunt Lilli

    23 July 2020 at 22:28 | #

    Beautiful memories of a beautiful young man. Such a heart-rending loss for our world.

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