William Raymond "Bill" Greenwood, 59, of Corpus Christi passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. He was born September 26, 1951 in Sinton to Jesse Bernard and Charlsie Drum Greenwood. He started first grade in Odem, lived in Tehran, Iran with his family his third and fourth grade years, then returned to Odem and graduated from Odem High School in 1970. Bill attended Bee County Junior College for two years taking business mid-management courses. He started in the glass industry in 1973 with PPG Industries Inc., with 20 years of service and retirement. Bill's last employer was Thad Ziegler Glass, Ltd. of San Antonio with almost five years of service before he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had over 30 years experience in the glass industry and was respected state-wide for his character of business.
Bill served on the Evergreen Cemetery Association Board in Odem, was president of the Cal-Anna Lions Club in the Calallen-Annaville area of Corpus Christi, was president for two years of the Northwest Youth Basketball league in Calallen, coached four boys youth basketball teams and five girls youth basketball teams in the Northwest Youth Basketball league and coached three boys and three girls basketball teams in the Corpus Christi Youth Basketball League. He was a member of River Hills Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Shackelford Greenwood; his children, Lindsay Ann Greenwood and Lance Shackelford Greenwood; his granddaughters, Hannah, Taylor and Payton, all of Corpus Christi; his father, Jesse Bernard Greenwood of Odem; his sister, Jan Greenwood Woodson of Arlington; and his brother, Roger Bernard Greenwood of Horsham, England.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at River Hills Baptist Church with Brother Bill Simmons and Brother Willis Moore officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Odem.
Pallbearers were James Cockrell, Larry Cockrell, Bobby Cockrell, Quenton Dokken, Kim Janicke, Larry Smith, Jim Wann and Jerry Setliff.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Bickham and Kenneth Stein.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Odyssey Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201; www.ovhf.org.
Sawyer-George Funeral Home