Dr. Lloyd Martin Greenwell
Posted By: Trish Layton Bell (email)
Date: 9/26/2008 at 11:07:51
Dr. Lloyd Martin Greenwell, Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Arkansas from complications following surgery in July. He is predeceased by his parents, Wiley Martin Greenwell and Mae Vallee Hall Greenwell; his sister & brother in law, Lois Greenwell Stout and Ernest (Hoot) Stout, his brothers Louie S. Greenwell, Luther Greenwell, his beloved Aunt Lena and Uncle Pat Yates.
He is survived by his children, Glenn Martin Greenwell of Texarkana, Arkansas; Lynda Greenwell Matthews of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Patricia "Trish" Layton-Bell of Dallas, Texas; his daughter in law Barbie Greenwell, son-in-laws Jerry Matthews and Bryan Bell, his grand children, Ryan Jordan Matthews, Lindsey Michelle Greenwell, Scott Martin Greenwell, Zachary Stephen Layton, James Robert Layton, Kaitlyn Alexa Bell. Other beloved surviving family members are sister in law, Roma Greenwell, nephew Donald Stout, nieces Robin Greenwell Strickland and Regina Greenwell Cates; his aunt Lizzie Greenwell Staubury
Dr. Greenwell was born in Freemont, Virginia and moved to Hampton, Tennessee as a child, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army and elected to go into the Air Force branch where he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He served during the Korean War and Vietnam conflicts. He also served in Bittberg and Spangalin, Germany, and was an advanced Medic during his military service. Education was extremely important to him and he received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State, a Masters Degree, an Education Specialist Degree and a Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he worked at Wadley Hospital as Education Director in Texarkana, Texas, the State of Arkansas Department of Education as their Health Occupations director, and held various teaching positions, most notably at Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock.
Dr. Greenwell enjoyed fishing, golf, and gardening; as a biologist, he enjoyed entomology and enjoyed amassing and cataloging “bug collecting” with his children. He was an avid reader of science and military history
He is past President of the local Ouachita Chapter of the Air Force Association in Arkansas and served on the Garland County Veteran’s Memorial Committee. Dr. Greenwell taught his children to give back to the community, as he felt that having served his country and that service allowed him to further his education.
A Memorial Service was held in Hot Springs Saturday August 23, at Davis-Smith Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 25, 2008 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Father Harold Bahlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow the service in Happy Valley Memorial Park where he will join other family members. Pallbearers will be Glenn Greenwell, Scott Greenwell, Ryan Matthews, Zachary Layton, James Layton, Jerry Matthews and Bryan Bell. Honorary pallbears will be Donald Stout, Eugenie Smith, Norm Simerly and Members of the Ouachita Chapter of the Air Force Association. Military honors will be accorded by the Captain Lynn H. Folsom V.F.W. Post #2166.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the Veteran’s Memorial of Garland County, PO Box 3955, Hot Springs, AR 71914 or the Humane Society of Garland County, PO Box 1484, Hot Springs, AR 71902.
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