Dr. Gordon Edward Greenwood, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, at York Hospice Center in Gainesville. He was born in Jasonville, Indiana on August 21, 1935.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Rev. Priscilla Normandy Greenwood; sister Melody Coffey and her husband Larry; sons Richard and Donald Greenwood and their mother, Linda Jane Greenwood; stepchildren Kiki Carter and her husband Greg Webb, Rev. Randall Wilson, Darrell Wilson, and Priscilla Wise; spiritual daughter Rev. Debra and husband Michael Normandy; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and forever friends, Walter Busby, Lonnie Lockett, Tom Fillmer, Philip Bahr, and cousins Barton and Dixie Richardson. Dr. Greenwood was preceded in death by his parents, Annette and Arthur Greenwood and his eldest son, Joseph Greenwood.
After receiving his doctorate from Indiana University
, Greenwood served as Professor of Educational Psychology in UF College of Education for 33 years. While at UF, he was active in teaching, research, and writing textbooks on case studies for teacher decision-making. He received a Special Merit Award from the Alachua County School Board for his work in parent involvement in education. Greenwood was named to Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. He was a member of American Educational Research Association and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
As a direct descendant of 15 Revolutionary War patriots, Greenwood has long been a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as Regional VP of the Florida Society and President of the Gainesville Chapter. He was also a member of the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, the Baronial Order of Magna Charta, and Descendants of the Knights of the Bath.
Greenwood was an active member of the Seraphim Center, and a close friend of former minister, Rev. Robert Estling and his wife, Rev. Janet Moore.
He was an extensive reader and studied comparative religions and ancient histories of the world. He and his wife, Priscilla, enjoyed genealogy research, geocaching, and traveling, especially ocean cruises.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Greenwood's name may be gifted to the E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center, 4200 NW 90 Blvd., Gainesville, Florida 32606.