Don Carroll Green, 77, of Mexia, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, after battling an acute illness.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Tehuacana Methodist Church in Tehuacana. Arrangements are being handled by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Don was born March 19, 1936, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Edgar and Edith Green. The family moved to the Mexia area when Don was a young boy. As a teenager, he and his friends and cousins would spend time hunting, fishing and camping out whenever they could. As a young teenager, Don began working in the Mexia oilfields as a roustabout. Stories included Don and other young oilfield workers seeing who could climb the derrick ladders the fastest using only their hands.