Mr. Douglas Greenway Sr. 97, of Parsons, formerly of Linden, passed away Sunday January 24, 2021 at Green Crest Assisted Living Center. He was born in Pineview, the youngest child of Francis Jefferson Greenway Jr. and Grace Duncan Greenway. Douglas graduated from Perry County High School in 1943, joining the United States Army on June 7, 1943 and as a member of the Amphibious Engineers he participated in Operation Overlord, liberating France. As the war in Europe came to an end, he was deployed to the Pacific theater serving in the Philippines. After the war, he served in the Northwest, transporting POW’s for repatriation, leaving the Army in January of 1947. Upon returning to Tennessee, Douglas performed equipment maintenance, drove a truck and farmed with his father until moving his family to Michigan in the early 50’s. There he gained experience in the electrical, mechanical and machine trades before returning to Linden in 1961 and starting his own machine/welding shop, Linden Automatic Tool Co. In 1981 he was elected Alderman for the Town of Linden, then serving as Mayor from August 1991 until December of 2002. In retirement he enjoyed gardening and investing in the markets. In addition to his parents he is also preceded by both his wives, Virginia C. Greenway and Doris Greenway, along with his siblings Francis Jefferson Greenway II, Mary J. Greenway, Helen L. Pierce and granddaughter Kathryn R. Greenway.
Survivors include his son's Douglas (Carrol) Greenway Jr. of Albuquerque, NM and Robert (Lisa) Greenway of Linden, grandchildren Scott (Kristi) Greenway of Amarillo, TX, Steven Greenway of Vero Beach, FL and Thomas (April) Greenway of Parsons, TN, great-grandchildren Dr. Ryan Greenway, Kriens, Switzerland, Tori (Evan) Gray of Amarillo, TX, Aiden and Taylor Greenway of Parsons, TN.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Decatur County Shepherds Fund, Perry County Food Bank or a charity of your choice.
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