Richard A. Greenwood, 72, Seymour, passed away peacefully Friday, December 4, 2020 in his home with his daughter and son-n-law by his side. Born in Seymour, IN to Doris (Graves) and Albert Greenwood, he grew up in Crothersville, IN and upon graduation enlisted in the United States Navy. He served proudly in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1972. He married Patricia (Stebbins) Greenwood, January 3, 1970.
Richard was a deeply committed person. Committed to advancing his career with the railroad that brought a love of trains. He began his career with Silgan Plastics, Inc. in 1986, held several positions of leadership over his 27 years there and ultimately retired in 2013. He was always described as hard working, dedicated, witty and always fair. Although quiet, he shared his knowledge helping others advance their careers.
His biggest commitment in life was being the most amazing Dad and Papaw to his daughter, Jaime (Thomas) Murphy and granddaughters, Greyson and Fallon. He spent his time sharing his love of IU Basketball, horse racing, especially Jaime’s Annual Derby Party, the ocean, taco and pizza tasting with a good beer and teaching them that time together even doing the smallest things can be the best time. He was extremely proud of his girls’ accomplishments and regularly supported their sports by wearing their team sweatshirts and traveling to watch their events. When being told no, his girls would say, “We will just go ask Papaw.” He loved that.
He is survived by his daughter, son-n-law, and granddaughters. Sisters, Dian (Randel) Kessler and Linda (Jim) Feltner, brother Denny (Patty) Greenwood, sister-n-law, Kathy Waltemath. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0089 and the VFW, where many friendships were made, and special times shared especially with lifelong friends, Rick and Brenda Bane.
The family is comforted in knowing that he was greeted in his passing by his father, mother, brother Cecil Greenwood, sisters Sherry Walker and Janet Amick. A small graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Blomenberg at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be written to charity of choice, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
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