Donald Ray Green LUBBOCK-Donald Ray Green of Lubbock passed away March 13, 2014. He was born in Dallas on March 1, 1932, and graduated from Dallas Sunset High School. He received an Associate's Degree from South Plains College. Don retired from the Lubbock Fire Department after 30 years of service. He was a co-founder of the Home Plate Diner restaurants and retired when the business sold in 2001. Don served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War
, serving time in Korea. His last year of service brought him to Reese AFB where he met his wife of 60 years, Marlene Hollums. Don was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed anything competitive and was able to obtain a hole in one in golf and also bowl a perfect 300 during league competition. Some of his happiest days were coaching his sons in baseball. His teams won several league titles and he coached their all-star teams. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee, Sr. and Imogene (Carr) Green, and a brother, Robert Green. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marlene; three sons, Ricky (Linda) of Lubbock, Royce (Tammy) of Amarillo, and Randy (Vickie) of Lubbock; two brothers, Forrest (Pat) of Albuquerque, and Bob; and a sister, Mary both of Dallas; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hollums of Dimmitt; grandchildren, Brent (Jamille) of Little Elm, Matt (Brande) of Lubbock, Tanner of Lubbock, Natalie of Lubbock and fianc , Will of Plano, April of Granbury, and Kellen and Kristen of Amarillo; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Kynleigh and McKenna, and one in the oven; also many nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank Julie Mendez of Visiting Angels, friend, Techa Doggett, and Gwen and Kay of Hospice of Lubbock along with many friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. Chaplain Bruce Cotton will officiate with the attendance of both the Lubbock Fire Dept. and Air Force Honor Guards. To view life and service tributes, visit www.memorialdesigners.net
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