Paul James Greenwood Sr., 90, of Seadrift, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 in Floresville. Paul was born Nov. 7, 1928 in Coal City, Pennsylvania to George Say and Edna Hart Say (raised by George Greenwood). He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to serving in the military, he worked as jack-of-all trades, which included the circus and a lifetime in sales. He was an active member of the Masonic Order and he held many positions including District Deputy of Masonic District 36. Paul gave back to the community by volunteering in social and civic organizations. He received numerous awards for this involvement.
He is survived by his longtime friend, Winnie Black; sons, Paul Greenwood II and Craig Simmons; daughters, Melinda Snyder, Judith Derick, Jennifer Crissman; brother, Samuel Greenwood; adopted families of Jesus Garza and Helga Linehan.
He was preceded in death by his mother; step-father; brothers, Robert Greenwood and John Say; son, Dennis Greenwood; and sisters, Mary Jane Foster and Mary Kay Fonville.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 8, followed by funeral services at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard, Masonic funeral rites and Rev. Cody Logan of the United Methodist Church of Seadrift officiating. Burial will be at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Hospital.
The family of Paul Greenwood Sr. wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home and Connally Memorial Hospital of Floresville for their excellent care.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com