In Memory

Billy Charles 'Hank Green (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1945

Billy Charles 'Hank Green (Lawn Longhorns)

Billy Charles 'Hank' Green

November 13, 1927 - January 16, 2019


Billy Charles "Hank" Green

Anson, TX

Billy Charles "Hank" Green went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 16, 2019. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Adams-Graham Funeral Home in Anson. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Bill was born November 13, 1927 to Robert Lee Green and Annie Lois Alford Green. He attended schools at Hanna Elementary and Anson High School, 3 years, graduating from Lawn High School in 1945. Bill played football at Anson High, and Basketball and baseball at Lawn High School.

Bill was a member of First Baptist Church, Anson, Texas; The Gideon's International; the VFW and American Legion.

Bill served and rose to the rank of Sgt. In the Regular Army in the 24th Division, 34th Infantry Regiment. He serviced in the United States and also Japan. He was a Sgt. in the Texas National Guard for 9 years.

Bill "Hank" attended Hardin-Simmons University and played basketball from

1949 - 1953. He was a member of the All-District Six NCAA Division I in 1953, was on the 2nd Team, All Border Conference in Basketball in 1953.

Bill went to a NCAA Division I playoff in 1953, and still holds the record for most points made in a post season game against Santa Clara University in Palo Alto, CA in 1953. In 1952-53, Bill played in 2 National AAU Tournaments in Denver, Colorado.

Bill "Hank" was inducted into the Hardin-Simmons Hall of Fame in 1989.

Bill was a member of Texas State Teacher's Association for 38 years. Bill taught math, coached, worked as an administrator, and supervisor of Driver's Education program. Bill coached boys and girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, and golf. Bill finished his coaching career as Head Coach at Andress High, a 5A school in El Paso.

After retiring from public schools, Bill was a teacher and coach at St.

John's Episcopal School for 4 years, and was the Headmaster at St. John's for one year.

Bill worked 13 years with the California Creek Soil and Water Conservation District.

Bill was a flying enthusiast as a private pilot. Bill was rated to fly several single engine aircraft.

Bill took great pride in the accomplishments of his 3 children. They were all good athletes, and he was also very proud of his grandchildren's accomplishments.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Dorothy Long and his wife of 68 years, Wanda Faye Bingham Green.

He is survived by his 3 children: Susan and Bob Schneider of Willow Park, TX, Robert and Eunice Green of Amarillo, William and Sharon Green of Bossier City, LA.: three grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah Green of Amarillo, Mark Green of Bossier City, LA.: Two nieces, Sherry and Gary Childress of Norman, OK and Judy and Phil McFarland of Bartlesville, OK, and a number of cousins.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Jan. 19, 2019