Gene Raymond Greenwood, age 69, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home at 3:57pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with his loving family by his side.
Gene was born in Chicago on July 21, 1950, the son of Smith Eugene and Anna May (Binkley) Greenwood. He married Elena Emma Veltri in Chicago on August 12, 1989.
Gene retired from the Marion VA as Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and Project Supervisor. He was instrumental in all aspects of the Engineering Department. Gene enjoyed working on motors, repairing equipment, and working construction. He was talented with several other interests and hobbies. He loved helping family and friends. Gene enjoyed traveling and especially loved his visits to Italy with his wife. Gene will be remembered for his dedication, strength and heart by many that knew and loved him.
Wife- Elena Greenwood of Marion
Daughter- Kristina Gray of Colorado
Son- Larry and Laura Greenwood of Kankakee
Daughter- Suzanne Greenwood of Kankakee
Daughter- Tracey and Ruen Mofield of Marion
Son- Brian and Krista Provenzano of Marion
Daughter- Melissa and Darrell Hunt of Marion
Devetria Ivan Hughes of Colorado
Taben Tignor of Colorado
Kayonna, Jaylynn, and Adelena Pinto
Shylan and Darren Mofield
Isabella and Anthony Provenzano
Makayla, Maleah, Mariah Hunt
Three Great Grandchildren-
Bennett and Beckett Mofield and Kaynen Ivan Davis
Bob Greenwood of Marion
Richard Greenwood of Chicago
Ron Greenwood of Chicago
Jim Greenwood of Salem
Sister- Nancy and Joe Lindsted of Chicago
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Danny Greenwood, and brother- Gary Greenwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Jason McKinnies officiating. Entombment will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Military rites will be presented by members of the VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147, and members of the National Guard Flag Detail Unit. A time of visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.