JERRY A. GREENWELL
Jerry A. Greenwell, 70, of Grover Hill Road, Bethel, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine.
Jerry was born Aug. 20, 1942 in Waverly, Ky., to his dad Francis and mother Vivian Greenwell. He attended St. Ann Parochial School and St. Vincent Academy in Kentucky until 1958 at which time his family moved to Winchester, Va.
Jerry joined the Navy in 1960 attended Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Ill. After graduation Jerry arrived at his first duty station of USS SIERRA (AD18) in Norfolk, Va. After a year Jerry was transferred to USS ROBERT A. OWENS (DDE 827) and immediately set sail to the North Atlantic and ports of call in Northern Europe. Following that nine- month deployment he spent the next year in port of Norfolk after which time he again deployed on board OWENS, but this time to the Mediterranean Sea. His next duty station was in Philadelphia at the Reserve Fleet, better known as the Mothballs Fleet. Jerry stayed in Philadelphia for two years then on to California where he would serve on board USS SPERRY (AS 12) for 19 months. After California Jerry moved on to Guam where he would serve the next two years on board USS PROTEUS (AS 12). The PROTEUS supported efforts in Vietnam from Guam. After Guam, Jerry was transferred to Naval Air Station, Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va., attached as a member of VA-43. Jerry served three years in VA-43 and was transferred to VAW122. Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 was embarked in USS INDEPENDENCE (CV62) where two cruises were made to the Mediterranean Sea. After three years, Jerry was sent to USS PHARRIS (FF 1094) where he made yet another trip to the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Jerry was then transferred to Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine where he retired in 1979.
Jerry was Past Commander of Topsham Memorial Post 202, Past County Commander of Oxford and Sagadahoc County, and Past Third and Fifth District Commander. At the time of his death, Jerry was a Life Member of Mundt-Allen Post 81 in Bethel and was serving the National organization on the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission.
He was a Life Member of Voiture Locale 613 of the 40&8 and Past Chef de Gare of Voiture 574. He was also a member of VFW Post 9787.
Jerry was very competitive and enjoyed being a member of the Barn Dawgs Dart League.
He was married in Bethel Maine on April 15 1990, to Jeri Brooks Greenwell who survives of Bethel along with his faithful companion Lexi. Other survivors include a daughter Michele and husband Jesse and grandchildren Danielle and Nicole of Stafford, Va.; a son, Robert Greenwell of Brunswick, Maine; a brother, Joe Dyer Greenwell and wife Etta of Morgantown, Ky.; sisters, Jeannette and husband Jerry Willett of Buckhannon, WV., Faye and husband Bobby Joe Greenwell of Sturgis, Ky, Mary Monarch of Sturgis, Ky.; sister-in-law Wanda Greenwell Cornett of Granby, Texas; brother-in-law Jack Brooks of Bethel and many nieces and nephews; his God Children, Sandi Agolia of St. Louis, Mo., and Donna Burton of Flowermound, Texas. He was predeceased by a son, Jerry Allen; both parents, Vivian Benita Dyer and Joseph Francis Greenwell; brother, Francis Parker Greenwell; and brother-in-law, Bill Monarch.
Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.
Funeral services were held Monday at the West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.
Those who desire may contribute to charity of their choice in his memory.