|Dr. Gordon Edward Greenwood,
beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on
Saturday, Sept 14, 2014, at E.T. York Hospice Center in Gainesville,
Florida. He was born in Jasonville, Indiana on August 21, 1935.
is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Rev. Priscilla Normandy
Greenwood; Sister Melody Coffey and her husband Larry; sons Richard
and Donald Greenwood and their mother, Linda Jane Greenwood;
stepchildren Kiki Carter and her husband Greg Webb, Rev. Randall
Wilson, Darrell Wilson, and Priscilla Wise; spiritual daughter Rev.
Debra and husband Michael Normandy; ten grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren; and forever friends, Walter Busby, Lonnie
Lockett, Tom Fillmer, Philip Bahr, and cousins Barton and Dixie
Richardson. Dr. Greenwood was preceded in death by his parents,
Annette and Athur Greenwood and his eldest son, Joseph Greenwood.
After receiving his doctorate from Indiana University, Greenwood
served as Professor of Educational Psychology in the University of
Florida College of Education for 33 years. While at UF, he was
active in teaching, research, and writing textbooks on case studies
for teacher decision-making. He received a Special Merit Award from
the Alachua County School Board for his work in parent involvement
in education. Greenwood was named to Who's Who in American
Education, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. He was
a member of American Educational Research Association and American
Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
As a direct descendent of 15 Revolutionary War patriots, Greenwood
has long been a member of the Sons of the American Revolution,
serving as Regional VP of the Florida Society and President of the
Gainesville Chapter. He was also a member of the Order of the Crown
of Charlemagne, the Baronial Order of Magna Charta, and Descendents
of the Knights of the Bath.
Greenwood was an active member of the
Seraphim Center, and a close friend of former minister, Rev. Dr.
Robert Estling and his wife, Rev. Dr. Janet Moore.
He was an extensive reader and studied comparative religions and
ancient histories of the world. He and his wife, Priscilla, enjoyed
genealogy research, geocaching, and traveling, especially ocean
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Greenwood's name may be
gifted to the E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center, 4200 NW 90 Blvd.,
Gainesville, Florida 32606.