A. C. "Buddy" Green

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A.C. "Buddy" Green passed away on Wednesday June 11, 2014, at his home at Lake Whitney, Texas. Buddy was born July 21, 1924, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to A. J. "Ott" and Della Gay Mershon Green. He attended Cordell Schools, Cameron University and Oklahoma State University. He was a member of the 1942 National Championship FFA judging team earned by Cordell High School and showed cattle and swine at local, state and national livestock shows. Buddy enlisted in the United States Army 17th Airborne Division and proudly served his country as a paratrooper in many major battles in the European theaters during World War II. He returned home and met and married the love of his life, Marjorie Sue Rogers, in Vernon, Texas, on April 6th, 1947. Buddy and Sue were blessed with three children, Suzanne, Mark and Molly. In his early career, Buddy traveled and sold veterinary supplies for Schering and Pfizer. He also worked for Evergreen Feeds and then for Ful-O-Pep Feeds, a division of Quaker Oats. Buddy also farmed and ranched in Washita County for several years. In 1968, he saw value in cotton burrs, a by-product of the cotton ginning in-dustry, as a cattle feed and invented a portable pellet mill and spent several years pelleting cotton burrs and alfalfa in West Texas to market to commercial livestock operations. Buddy and Sue semi retired to the Meers, Oklahoma, area for a few years before returning to the workforce and began traveling in their RV micro filming government records in many states. Sue passed away in 1991, but Buddy continued traveling and working. He then met and was blessed with his second wife, Elizabeth Anne Hunter. They were married in 1993, in Lubbock, Texas, and they continued his vocation until retiring to Lake Whitney, Texas. Buddy had a wonderful long life and left an everlasting legacy of loveto all of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Suzanne and Jerry Hrnciar of Lawton, Oklahoma, son Mark and Kim Green of Lubbock, Texas, and daughter Molly Green of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Grandchildren Amy and Leon Mc- Bride of Duncan, Oklahoma, Matt Hrnciar of Lawton, Oklahoma, Lauren  Green of Austin, Texas, Jake Green of Lubbock, Texas, Joseph and Samantha Jaramillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico, John and Samantha Jaramillo of Canon, New Mexico. Also surviving, step daughter Wendy and Jeremy Gordon and
grand daughter Kaitlyn of Texarkana, Texas, and step daughter Rachel and Joel Carpenter and grandchildren Sydney, Jordan and Jonas of Austin, Texas. He left four great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mark Green, Jake Green, Jerry Hrnciar, Matt Hrnciar, Leon Mc Bride, Dylan McBride, Joseph Jaramillo and Jeremy Gordon served as pallbearers. Services were conducted by nephew Ronnie McKee and a U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and interment was at Strickland Cemetery near Cordell, Oklahoma, on June 14, 2014. The family is suggesting memorials to Strickland Cemetery, 1411 Partridge Lane, Cordell, Oklahoma, 73632 or Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas, 79174.