FALLSTON-Rev. Lawrence "Larry" Henry Greenwood, Jr., 81, of 104 Willis Street, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his residence.
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Born January 16, 1931 in Berkley Springs, W. Va., he was a son of the late Lawrence Henry Greenwood, Sr. and Dorothy Margaret Hillman Greenwood.
Rev. Greenwood was licensed to preach in 1954 and married Alpha Jane Hicks of Fallston, N.C. on August 5, 1956. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from Morris Harvey College and Duke University Divinity School. He served over a period of 42 years at the following churches, all in West Virginia, Trinity United Methodist in Bluefield, Jenkinjones UMC, Sophia UMC, Buffalo-Winfield UMC, Morris Memorial UMC in Charleston, Westmoreland UMC and Beverly Hills UMC in Huntington.
After retirement in June of 1995, he and his wife, Jane, moved to her home place in Fallston, which they had purchased and remodeled. Rev. Greenwood's activities after retirement were varied. He preached occasionally, served as a trustee at Aldersgate UMC and served on the Board of Cleveland CountyCouncil on Aging. He also was on the Executive Committee, Blue Ribbon Committee in planning for the new Senior Center and Board of Directors of West Warren Manor. Rev. Greenwood also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, photography, participating in table tennis, badminton, shooting basketballs and playing three-on-three basketball.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hicks Greenwood; daughter Tammy Lynn Greenwood Mays and husband, Sam of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Christopher Lee and wife, Susan Greenwood of Milton, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Austin Christopher, Donevan Samuel and Kyle Issac Greenwood; two brothers, Tom and Harriet Greenwood of Germantown, Tenn.; and Frank and Edna Greenwood of Grapevine, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. in the church narthex.
Funeral Service: Saturday, 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Officiated By: Rev. Wayne Allen and Rev. Katie Roberts
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Memorials: Hospice at Wendover, 951 Wendover Heights Drive,
Shelby, NC 28150 or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund,
1207 West Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152
Online Condolences: at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on July 6, 2012