Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

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Paul James Greenwood Sr.

November 7, 1928August 1, 2019

Paul James Greenwood Sr., 90, of Seadrift, passed away on August 1, 2019 in Floresville, TX. Paul was born in Coal City, PA to George Say and Edna Hart Say (raised by George Greenwood) on November 7, 1928. He was a veteran and served in the Air Force. Prior serving in the Air Force, he worked as a Jack of all trades which included the circus and a lifetime in sales. He was an active member of the Masonic Order and he held many positions including District Deputy of Masonic District 36. Paul gave back to the community by volunteering in social and civic organizations. He received numerous awards for this involvement.

He is preceded in death by his mother; step-father; brothers, Robert Greenwood and John Say; son, Dennis Greenwood; and sisters, Mary Jane Foster and Mary Kay Fonville.

He is survived by his longtime friend, Winnie Black; sons, Paul Greenwood II and Craig Simmons, daughters, Melinda Snyder, Judith Derick, Jennifer Crissman; brother, Samuel Greenwood; adopted families of Jesus Garza and Helga Linehan.

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held from 10am to 12pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019 with the funeral services at 12pm at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home with military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard, Masonic funeral rites, and Rev. Cody Logan of the United Methodist Church of Seadrift officiating. Burial will follow at 1:45pm on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude's Hospital. The family of Paul Greenwood Sr. wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home and Connally Memorial Hospital of Floresville for their excellent care. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Paul James Greenwood Sr.

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Raul Gutierrez

August 6, 2019

I still remember when Paul and I first met at Seadrift Lodge #1098. I was Secretary of the Lodge at the time and unsure of myself and what to do. Paul notice right away and with a voice of confidence, reassured me that if I needed guidance in any way, he was there to help me. Right there and than I knew we would become true friends. Thank you for being a true friend, a brother mason, a shining beacon of masonic knowledge and guidance at Seadrift Lodge #1098. Paul, you will surely be missed. Thoughts and prayers for those who knew him and the Greenwood family.