Joseph Adam Greenwell, 91, Overland Park, Kan., died peacefully, Jan.2, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Joe was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 4, 1919, to George and Carrie Greenwell.
Joe is survived by Arlene, his wife of 66 years; his brother, George of San Diego, Ca., ; his children, Gregory Greenwell of Marietta, Ga., Terri Greenwell of the home, Joe Greenwell of Richmond, Texas,; his granddaughters, Catherine Ring McCullough of Pasadena, Texas, Suzanne Ring of the home, Theresa Greenwell Mullins of Lake Jackson, Texas, Christy Greenwell Bloem of McKinney, Texas, Lt. Grant Greenwell of Washington, D.C., Jeannie Greenwell Foster of Marietta, Ga., and Joseph R. Greenwell of Richmond, Texas.; he is also survived by four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Olivia Greenwell Hermann.
During World War II Joe was part of the Fifth Air Forces 43rd Bomb Group stationed in New Guinea, He was a combat veteran awarded four bronze stars and campaign ribbons for the American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and World War II Victory.
Joe retired from Trans World Airlines after 39 years. He was active in his church as a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leawood, KS. Mass of Christian burial will follow the visitation at the church at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to America’s Vet Dogs, www.Vetdogs.org.