Texas Oil Billionaire William ‘Tex’ Moncrief Jr. Dies at 101

Moncrief, a Texas wildcatter who helped build a father-son venture into a multi-billion-dollar business over more than 70 years in the oil and gas industry, has died at age 101. 

Hart Energy Staff

William "Tex" Moncrief Jr., who was described as a "true legend" in the oil business and a "great philanthropist," died Dec. 29 at 101.

A spokeswoman for Moncrief Oil confirmed his death to The Associated Press Wednesday but could not immediately provide further details.

"He was incredibly generous, not only in Fort Worth, but around the world," state Rep. Charlie Geren told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "The Moncrief name is all over Fort Worth. You can look at the UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center, buildings at the Stock Show; he was just a very, very generous man. Fort Worth will miss him."

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