OBITUARY

Billy Wayne Green

March 24, 1943February 15, 2013

Billy Wayne Green passed away February 15, 2013 in Arlington, Tx. He was born March 24, 1943 in Terrell, Tx to John William Green and Opal Norman Henderson. For Billy growing up consisted of playing marbles, pitching for the baseball team and taking the kids money by rolling craps. Even in the beginning he loved to gamble, which in his case was a good thing since he would win most of the time. His luck came in handy while he served 6 years in the Air Force Reserve. On May 24, 1974 after over a year of dating, Billy married Dixie Posey, it was love at first sight. Billy’s mother Opal is the person who actually set them up. She was good friends with Dixie, and one night when her son was in town she called her friend over for dinner. Mother’s always know best! They were happily married for 38 years. Billy was a quiet man with a kind and generous heart who loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was always fun to be around, telling jokes and pulling pranks. He was an avid Ranger and Cowboy’s fan, sharing the experience with his sons. The other thing that he loved to share with his sons was the horse race track, specifically a horse name “Vencendor’s Lad”. He enjoyed the thrill of the win, and if his joy was being threatened to come to a short end he would often pass off a small winning ticket to buy him a couple more races. He liked the race track so much that after 23 years of being in insurance he got a job at the Lone Star Park Race Track where he enjoyed 17 years before he retired. If you didn’t find him at the track you find him in his immaculate yard, picking up sticks or pulling weeds by hand. He worked long and hard in his yard leading him to win yard of the month. Billy is preceded by his parents John William Green and Opal Norman Henderson, stepfather Johnny “John” Henderson and son Mark Anthony Crews. He is survived by his wife Dixie Green; sons David Green and wife Niki Roark, Charles Crews and wife Sherry, William Crews and wife Denyse all of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Skylar and Trenton of Burleson, Brady, Colton and Branson of Grand Prairie, Jason and Shannon Crews of Grand Prairie, Amy and Jackie Coonrod of Midlothian, Krystal and Jeremy Burkett of Sulphur Bluff, Nicole Crews and Kevin King of Grand Prairie, Kaylani Crews and William Crews of Grand Prairie; great-grandchildren Hailey Edwards, Nathan Crews and Jaden Crews of Grand Prairie, Matthew and Madison Coonrod of Midlothian, Tristen and Sarah Burkett and Audrey and Lacey Wilemon of Sulphur Bluff; sisters Sue Harker and husband Robbie of Midlothian, Patsy Powell and husband Jimmy of Elmo, as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends and family. Visitation will be Sunday February 24, 2013 at Bean Massey Burge on Dalworth from 230-430pm. Services will be Monday February 25, 2013 at Bean Massey Burge on Dalworth at 1pm with interment to follow at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013
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Billy Wayne Green

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Rick Posey

February 25, 2013

Aunt Dixie & Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today. May God surround you with his mighty love and comfort during this time. Uncle Billy will surely be missed. He was a very special person in our wonderful family. We love you all, Rick, Sherrel & Hunter Posey.

February 25, 2013

Dixie and Family,
I loved working with Billy because he understood what it is to be a smoker. He would look at me and say, "Barbara I think you need a little break to walk around." I loved his jokes and funny personality. He would tell some stories at times that just made me laugh until my side hurt. He would help anybody anyway that he could. When Billy introduced me to Dixie the first time he said, "Barbara this is my wife Dixie and she is a lot different than me." After I met you Dixie I just loved you and I knew Billy was a very lucky man. You and your family are in my prayers during your loss.

Barbara Akers

Denise Howard

February 25, 2013

Praying for all of you for peace and comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you. With love, Denise and family

Will Crews

February 25, 2013

Love and miss ya Pop's.

Tammy Forrest

February 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you David, Dixie and the rest of the family I know it's been awhile but you've always been in our thoughts.

Ronnie & Tammy Forrest

tony moore

February 24, 2013

loved billy..my thoughts and prayers are with the family

February 24, 2013

My prayers and thoughts to you Dixie and the whole family.I worked with Billy for over 10 years, he was always a joy to be around. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word.Sometimes when it wasnt busy he would even tell a story or two.He will be missed here on earth but God has gained an angel.Blessings of comfort to you Dixie............. Herschel Gibbs

February 24, 2013

william rex rougeou

Ray Lawrence

February 23, 2013

Prayers for comfort have been sent up for all of the family, Dixie. It hasn't been the same at Lone Star Park since Billy retired. I was so inspired just being around him. He had such a JOY within him and he shared it every day. God be with you all.

February 23, 2013

My prayers and thoughts go out to you Dixie and your family. I had the joy of working with Billy Green at Lone Star Park for 5 years. Billy was my supervisor and was an absolute joy to work with. He was so funny and had lots of stories to tell. I remember one night we were working on the 200 line together on a Sunday night. He had a customer who was not happy because he had been losing and was looking to blame it on someone. Billy saw him coming and he said, "Mary do we have any of the cookies you brought tonight left?" I said, "I think I have two and I went to pick them up." The man began to complain to Billy and he said, "Sir we hate that you are having a bad night and we do understand." He said, "You are a loyal customer and you know we cannot give you your loses back but Mary bakes really good cookies and we can give you two cookies." The gentleman became silent and started laughing, joking, and smiling. He said, "Yes, I will take the cookies and thanks for getting me out of my bad mood." Billy looked and me and I looked at him and we began to laugh after the gentleman left. Billy said, "Mary from now on don't ever forget to bring cookies." He said, "Let me take a little break because I need a smoke." The Billy Green I knew loved his wife Dixie and his wonderful family. Dixie, David and I love you and we both loved Billy very much. David & Mary Jacqueline Cariker