OBITUARY

Alton M. Green

June 8, 1928February 13, 2013

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, our beloved Alton Green went to be with our Lord in heaven. He was born in Palava, Texas, on July 8, 1928. After graduating from Roscoe High School in 1947, he attended and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1951, with a degree in education. While attending Abilene Christian University on a football scholarship, he was co-captain of ACU's 1950 team, the only undefeated team in the nation that year. Later in life, he was inducted to ACU's Sports Hall of Fame and recognized as a member of their "Team of the Century." In April 1950, he met ACU student June Waid. On Dec. 29, 1951, they were married in El Paso, Texas. While living in El Paso, they were gifted with two children, Beverly Jeanne and William Bradley. During their time in El Paso, Alton served as an officer on the El Paso police force. Moving to Big Lake, Texas, in 1954, Al started his coaching career and took his basketball team to the state finals. While in Big Lake, he and June were blessed with a third child, Ben Wesley, in 1956. In 1959, the Green family moved to Odessa, Texas, where he taught and coached football for 19 years and was a member of the 6th and Jackson Street Church of Christ. In 1979, Al and June moved to San Angelo, Texas, where they opened Southland Frame Center and Gallery and stayed in operation for over 20 years. He also continued his involvement in sports, serving as an NCAA certified track referee at local high school and college track meets. After the couple retired, they enjoyed many camping trips to Colorado and New Mexico and made some wonderful lifelong friends in the Twin Mountain Campers group. Al was a faithful member of Johnson Street Church of Christ, where he served in various ways for 24 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Lillie Mae Green; his lovely wife, June; and his grandson, James Bradley Green. He is survived by his three children; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Alas, he is survived by many great friends and special caregiver, Oneta Scott. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Johnson's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Tommy King officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers for the service will be Michael Green, Wesley Green, Jim Sargent, Chris Sargent, Andy Lima and David Barnett. Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Billy Mayes, Russell Green, Royce Green, Melvin Green, James Segrest, and Gary James. In memory of Al, and in lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be given to Rust Street Ministries of San Angelo, Texas. Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Alton M. Green

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February 19, 2013

I always looked forward to his smiling face as he greeted me at the door of the church on Sunday mornings. It never mattered to him if I was on time or not. I will miss him more than he could ever know.

February 18, 2013

Dear Ben, Brad, and Beverly, we have such fond memories of your family through our connection and yours with 6th and Jackson in Odessa. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and now your Dad. Know this, dear ones, your precious memories can sustain you until you live faithfully to see them again. God bless you as you adjust to life without them on this earth. May the God of all comfort give you peace.
Sent with love, Benny and Claudette Keck

Greg & Danna Thornton

February 18, 2013

Al and June were great to me and my wife when we where just starting our married life. He was a great coach and a better friend.

February 17, 2013

I enjoyed working with Al at Ector High School.He Was a friend and good coach.Our prayers are with his family.

Jack Gunlock--58-62 yrs. at Ector

Jerry Rhea

February 17, 2013

It was a privilege to work with Al at Ector High School in the early '60....He was a good coach and more importantly, Al was a good man. I know he is at peace rejoining his precious wife.

Wilbert and June Jost

February 16, 2013

We are sorrowed about the loss of Al. Now he is with June. We always admired and appreciated their caring and support in training our daughter and many other youth at the frame shop. We extend our sympathy to all the family.

Kim Dierschke

February 16, 2013

Al and June Green blessed many with their love, generosity and kindness. To the Green family, I am thankful to have met and worked for your parents--we had good times and good laughs at the frame shop! I hope you will find comfort in your fond memories of Al and June. We pray that God will give you strength and comfort. Hugs to all! Kenny, Kim, Ryne and Kolt Dierschke

Joe & Lois Sargent

February 16, 2013

With Love and fond memories
Our Prayers for the Family

February 15, 2013

David and I have many wonderful memories of Coach Green, and his wonderful wife June, from their many years in Big Lake. They were both influential in our early lives.
Reba (Theus) and David Seals

February 15, 2013

We love all the Green family very much. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. We are so sorry we are not there to hug you and give our condolences in person. We will be with you in our hearts. Jim and Estelle Strother