COMANCHE Funeral services for M. L. Green, 87, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Comanche Funeral Home, with Pastor Rusty Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Lunch for the family will be at Hope Masonic Lodge No. 481 on N. Austin Street in Comanche, following the services. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Comanche County.

He was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Glen Rose, to Moody and Ella (Rhodes) Green. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. On May 28, 1955, he was married to Wanda Ruth Dewbre in Early. For three years he was Junior High Principal for Wilson I.S.D. in Wilson. He taught for six months at a Baptist college in Colgate, Okla. For over eight years he worked for S. & S. Consolidated I. S. D., first as a teacher at the Southmayd Campus in Southmayd, then as Elementary and Junior High Principal, and later was Superintendent at the Sadler Campus in Sadler. He moved to Comanche and worked as D.E. Teacher for Special Education for three years and was Junior High Principal in Comanche for 15 years until he retired in May, 1986. He was a farmer and rancher and was a member of South Leon Baptist Church in Newburg.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Green of Comanche; three sons, Edwin Dock Green and wife Charlotte of Comanche, Malcom Green and wife Debra of Fort Worth, and Cory Green and wife Donna of Pflugerville; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Moody Green; and brother, Leonard Green.