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Services for Travis Green will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 29, 2017, at First Baptist Church, Neches with Rev. David Dickson and Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will follow in Neches Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Mr. Green passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 in Palestine. He was born April 9, 1932, in Neches, Texas to Rubie and Hattie Green. Travis was a member of First Baptist Church, Neches and was a Mason. He served three and a half years in the Army and was stationed in Korea for eighteen months during the Korean War. After returning to the states, he went to work for SOG Construction in Houston. During his 22 years with SOG, he built numerous locks, dams, and bridges on rivers in Texas and Arkansas. After retiring from SOG, he returned to Texas and went to work for H.B. Zachary and helped complete the Alcoa plant in Palestine. Following the plant's completion, he was employed by Alcoa until it closed. He then went to work for Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the construction division. When he finally retired for the last time, Travis was able to devote more time to a life-long interest in beekeeping and supplied bees for several farmers in the area for pollination of their crops. He also discovered a fascination for watching over and protecting the wild deer that roamed their property.
Travis was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Lucilla Bishop and Catherine Pryor; and his brother, Don Green. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy Green; daughter Gina Ginsel and husband James; his sons- Jason Green and wife Cathy; Timothy Green and Travis Green, Jr. and wife, Jo all of Neches; grandchildren Jennifer Castro of Buda, Brianna Reyna of Bastrop, Alana Andrews of San Antonio, Alex Ginsel of Corpus Christi, Cory Green of Neches, Josh Green of New Diana, and Kristen "Kiki" Green of Neches and thirteen great grandchildren; his sister Elizabeth Bailey of Madisonville; and brothers John Green and wife Betty of Conroe and Ronnie Green of Rockdale.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Cory Green, Josh Green, and Alex Ginsel; grandsons-in-law David Andrews and Gerald Reyna; and his good friend, Stanley Pennington.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com
Published on December 27, 2017
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