Franklyn J. Greenwood

Burial Date:

March 12, 2018

Birth & Death Date:

September 11, 1922 - March 8, 2018

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Beth-el Baptist Church - Elyria (Directions)

Franklyn John Greenwood, 95 years of age, and a resident of Belpre, Ohio went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at his home after a full life.
Franklyn was born September 11, 1922, in Lorain and had lived in Belpre for the last 30 years. 
Franklyn worked as a machinist for both US Steel and BF Goodrich before retiring. 
Franklyn was a member of the former Trinity Baptist Church in Lorain and a founding member of Beth-el Baptist Church in Elyria. He served as a deacon and choir director in both churches. He served on the board for the Elyria Christian Academy. 
In his spare time he could be found tuning pianos or working on projects in his wood shop.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Linda L. Greenwood (nee: Norman); his son, Thomas (Kim) Greenwood of Elyria; his daughter, Sharon (Bill) Quillen of Prospect, OH; his foster daughter, Janet Page of Irwin, TN; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Edward Greenwood of Springfield, OH.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of thirty-three years, Aloha Greenwood in 1980; his sister, Annabelle Luettke; and his parents, Frank and Anna Greenwood (nee: Staehli).
Friends may call Monday, March 12, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Beth-el Baptist Church; 10170 West Ridge Rd., Elyria OH 44035. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp., Ohio.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Franklyn's memory to Beth-el Baptist Church at the above address.
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Burial Location

Section: Z - Garden of the Cross Lot Number: 167 Space: 1


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