Gordon Lee Greenwell,67, of Bakersfield, California, died early Wednesday morning July 16th, 2014 at his home after a long battle of cancer.
Gordon was born April 20th, 1947, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of Derlin Richard (Dick) Greenwell and Gloria Hase. He grew up and attended schools in Ely, Nevada. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1965. He then joined the Navy in 1968. He made 3rd Class Engine-man and went to swift boat school in Coronado. He served his country for 20 years. He had married Renee Wentzel in August 1971. He had one son Blaine Greenwell. After he retired from the Navy, he worked for Stewart and Stevenson and General Electric helping get power plants started all over the world. He later divorced and remarried Edna Dwyer, which she had three children and several grandchildren.
His passion for life was his harley, working on hot rods, and helping anyone that needed help. He loved helping all of his step grandchildren.
Gordon is survived by his son Blaine, two sisters Rene’ (Larry) of Kimberly, Idaho. Glenna (Cliff) of Reno, Nevada, lots of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father (Dick Greenwell), mother (Gloria Hase), his wife Edna Greenwell.
He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Services will be held Saturday the 26th at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary. Bakersfield, California. There will be a viewing Friday the 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary.