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John Lee Greenwood

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John Lee Greenwood Obituary
John Lee Greenwood returned to the home of his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
John was born May 17, 1947, in Alamogordo to Edward Lee and Johnnie Beth Greenwood. He graduated from Corpus Christi University in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. He was employed in New Mexico by the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety; Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Capitan Police Department. In Texas, he had worked for the Nueces County Constable Pct. 6 and various agencies with the state of Texas. He retired in October 2010 as a criminal investigator with the Texas Attorney General.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Army.
John was active in the Nueces County 4-H program, Bluntzer 4-H Club and the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley Davidson.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Fern Greenwood.
John is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laura Leigh Mobley Greenwood; son Edward Lyell (Chrissy), of Albuquerque; daughters Brandi Schillick (Michael), of San Antonio, Texas, Tara Greenwood (Marti), of High Rolls, Lisa Greenwood (Jacob Gutierrez), of San Antonio, and Samantha Greenwood, of Brady; grandchildren Liam Lyell, Aiden Lyell, Justin Schillick, Alison Schillick and Sage Greenwood; sister Marybeth Turbeville; niece Kacie Rahn (Steve); nephew John Tracy Turbeville (Tina); and numerous cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the First Christian Church in Brady.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hope from the Heart, P.O. Box 1207, Brady, TX 76825.
Netherton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Lee Greenwood. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at
Published in Alamogordo Daily News on June 22, 2012
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