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Milton Dennis Greenwood

October 15, 1942 — July 18, 2020

Milton Dennis Greenwood

 
 
Milton Dennis Greenwood, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, born on October 15th, 1942 died peacefully on July 18th, 2020. Denny, as he was affectionately called, was born in Mathis to Milton D. And Frances Mary Greenwood. The oldest of four kids, he grew up in the Olmos and Mathis area and attended Skidmore and Mathis schools where he excelled in football earning All District and All State honors. He was actively involved in FFA where he received a Lone Star Farmer Award. He graduated from Mathis High School in 1961. After graduation, he walked on to the Texas Tech football team and began his college career in Lubbock. Shortly after, he returned home to Mathis where he attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He met the love of his life, Sharon Wright, in January 1963. They were married on December 30th, 1964. During this time he worked with his Dad farming land and also worked for Tide Products in Mathis. He later attended Del Mar College and earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics, specializing in Detroit diesel engines. Shortly after obtaining his degree, Dennis began working at Reynolds Aluminum Company and they relocated to the Corpus Christi area where he worked for a few years before he took a job with Stewart and Stevenson Company. Once his daughters were born, Dennis and Sharon wanted the girls to be raised near family so they relocated back to Mathis where he managed and was the Ranch Foreman of the Jackson Stripling Farms and Ranch. In 1979 after many successful years in the farm and ranching industry, Dennis left and began working for Marine Drilling Company until the company was relocated. He remained in the oilfield business as a diesel mechanic for B&J Air and Pump Supply where he worked until he retired in October 2015. Although he had a combined 36 years in the oilfield industry, his true love was farming and ranching.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton D. And Frances Mary Greenwood, younger brother, Dr. Richard A. Greenwood, DVM and his grandson, Brett Michael Huser. He is survived by his devoted wife, Sharon and his two beloved daughters and their families, Desiree and Doug Huser of Skidmore and Stephanie and Robert Adams of Rockwall. He was the very proud grandpa of his cherished grandchildren, Ty Huser of Skidmore, Kylee Adams of College Station and Cade and Kamryn Adams of Rockwall and three special young men, Jonathon Huser, Brandon and Nathan Smith. He is also survived by two siblings, a brother, Hayden Lamar Greenwood and his wife, Carolyn, and a sister, Debbie Schmidt and her husband, Stanley and a sister in law, Carlyn Greenwood McWhorter and numerous nieces and nephews and special cousins.
 
Denny is remembered by family as having a larger than life presence. He was always kind, a gentle soul. A quiet leader, he didn’t speak a lot of words but what he said always made an impact. He was selfless, humble, hardworking, loyal and trustworthy. His stoic and witty personality always made a room feel warm and his confidence and wisdom made you feel safe. He was a man’s man. He preferred to do business with a handshake. If he gave you his word, it was a commitment like none other. He was someone you could count on and never asked for anything in return. A niece described his as a “gentle giant”. A nephew wrote, “I always wanted to be as tough as him. As hardworking as him. He never asked for much - just a good meal and company.”
 
Denny loved listening to music especially Ray Price. Growing up, his daughters recall Saturday nights listening to music and dancing in the kitchen or Sunday afternoon drives down country roads. Some of his most favorite moments were spending time with family at his parents family place, The Grassbur Ranch. He loved grilling and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table and having conversation. He was a great listener. He taught family to slow down and be present in the moment. He taught them the value of a dollar and a good work ethic. He loved watching his daughters perform sports and extracurricular activities and loved attending high school playoff games with his daughter. Some  of the best memories with their dad include him chauffeuring them to dances or the 6am calls on their birthday to begin their day in a special way. Denny was a loyal and devoted husband for the past 55 years. He enjoyed spending time sitting on his porch with his wife and watching sunsets over the lake. His grandkids best remember his sage advice and finishing projects with the words, “There ain’t nothing to it”! There was nothing more important to him than FAMILY, both immediate and extended, and his unconditional love and devotion to them.
 
The family gives special thanks to his part-time caregiver, Mary Sandoval, Rosalina Ragsdale and Exclusive Home Health and Hospice Team for their support and dedication this past few months. We are so grateful for their loving care and support.
 
Honorary Pallbearers:
Robert Adams, Doug Huser, Lamar Greenwood, Stanley Schmidt, Roger Hennig, Bobby Bauch, Kenneth McDonald, Billy Howk, Will Holder, Richard Molina, Jack Bessett, Craig London
 
Pallbearers:
Cade Adams, Ty Huser, Dan Greenwood, Dustin Greenwood, Jonathon Huser, Shane London, Kyle Schmidt, Brandon Smith, Nathan Smith
 
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm with the Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Graveside Service will be  on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Sandia Cemetery.
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Visitation

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, July 23, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Sandia Cemetery

, Sandia, TX 78383

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