Tex Jasperson, 86, of Green River, Wyo., passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Green River for the past 64 years and former resident of Thayne, Wyo., Jasperson died following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 22, 1931, in Thayne, Wyo., the son of Clinton W. and LaVon Cook Jasperson.
Horse racing scouts saw Tex riding on an Idaho race track, then a 15 year old boy was put on a train bound for the New York circuit to be groomed as a jockey. In 1947 he was going to ride in the Kentucky Derby but his horse pulled up lame and was sc...