Carl Evans Greenhill
b. 6 March 1920, d. 7 March 2014
- Father: Charles Cross Greenhill b. 27 July 1880, d. 16 September 1929
- Mother: Ida Elizabeth Johnson b. 16 October 1881, d. 19 August 1975
- Carl Evans Greenhill was born on 6 March 1920 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas.
- Ida Elizabeth Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Marion County, Texas. Other members of the household included Carl Evans Greenhill, Charles Truman Greenhill.
- He officially witnessed the death of Samuel Dixie Greenhill on 11 December 1976 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.
- Carl Evans Greenhill died on 7 March 2014 at age 94 in Frederick, Maryland.
- He was interred at Berea Cemetery, Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 12 March 2014 in The Frederick News-Post: Carl Evans Greenhill, 94, passed away gently, on Friday evening, March 7, 2014, at Glade Valley Center with his daughter by his side.
Carl was born in Hillsboro, Texas, on March 6, 1920, to Charlie and Ida Greenhill, the 8th of 10 children.
His family moved to Jefferson, Texas, a few years later and it became his home and later his home base throughout his life. He shared many wonderful memories of his youth and of the challenges faced growing up in the Depression. Lifelong friends from his early days have been so special to him.
In 1941, he was drafted into the Army Air Force and was stationed at Kirtland Field in Albuquerque, NM. This began a lifelong love of this beautiful region, and over the years he returned to live in Albuquerque on several occasions. While in the service, he married Mary Nell Proctor, also of Jefferson, on January 20, 1944. They had two children, Linda Kay and Carl Edwin. The next few years found the family living in Lincoln, NE, where he graduated magna cum laude from Union College. He did postgraduate work at George Washington University in D.C. Additionally, he lived in Keene, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Boston, MA, Washington, D.C, Beeville, TX, Nashville, TN, Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego, CA. Carl was a business major who enjoyed the challenges of health care administration in several states, comptroller of several businesses and being an independent business owner. He was a member and officer of Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Clubs. He served as president of several boards and committees. He was a life-long Seventh-day Adventist and served as elder, school board chair, building committee chair and church board chair, church pianist and many other positions.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Nell, in 1995; and his son, Carl Edwin, in 2000. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Kay Wilson, grandson, Christopher Wilson (Rina), and great-granddaughters, Bailey and Cailin, all of Frederick. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and by many dear friends who enriched his life. Predeceasing him were sisters, May Tiney, Minnie Sibley, Hazel Greenhill; and brothers, Truman, Clyde, Dixie, Archie, Floyd, and Cecil.
Carl was a loving husband, devoted dad and grandfather. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling and visiting friends in many states. He was seldom without a book, magazine, or newspaper. Cars were his passion and he was always on the lookout for a classic. He loved attending classic car auctions, NASCAR Racing and keeping up with the latest new models. His death leaves a big hole in many people's hearts and he will be missed every moment of every day. We will often be reminded of his sense of humor, his love of his pets, phone visits, and leadership ability.
A very special thank-you to the staff of Glade Valley Center for their compassionate care and love.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Jefferson Pike in Frederick, MD. Also, a celebration of his life will be held in his beloved hometown of Jefferson, Texas, where he will be buried beside his wife and son.
Memorial donations may be made to the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703 or to Jefferson Academy Scholarship Fund, 3060 FM 728, Jefferson, TX 75657.
- Last Edited: 1 Feb 2015