Frank Ray Greenway, 85, of Angleton, Texas, passed away May 1, 2017, in Galveston, Texas.
Frank was born May 10, 1931, in Wolfe City, Texas, to loving parents, Ray and Verda Lee Greenway. Frank married Barbara McClain in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 2, 1950.
Frank was a man of dedication. He was dedicated to his wife spending 66-plus years happily married to her. He was dedicated to his education, graduating from Texas A&M in 1954. He was dedicated to his country; he served in the US Army for two years, spending some time in Korea; and after his active duty period ended, he continued to serve in the Army reserves with a total of 15 years of service throughout his life.
Frank was dedicated to his faith, celebrating his faith for more than 60 years with Lake Jackson Church of Christ. He was dedicated to his family, providing for them by working day and night to provide them with shelter, food, and other necessities. He spent more than 37 years teaching Ag/FFA at Brazosport High School, retiring in 1989.
Frank was also a man of work. He was incredibly hard-working, always fixing, cleaning, or just making his world a better place. He loved work, especially that which would be called farm work. He spent years working in the hay fields, spending many hours on a tractor, and working in his community to share his love of this kind of work he worked tirelessly with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and helped with the Brazoria County Fair.
Finally, Frank was a man of love. He truly loved his wife, dedicating his time and work to her. He loved the children their marriage produced. He was a role model to his children, who to this day still call him "Daddy." His grandchildren also found his love to be ever present, and his dedication to them inspired their nickname for him "Papa." Frank is already missed, and he will never be forgotten.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Greenway and Verda Lee Stidham Greenway, and his sisters, Joann and Cindy.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara; his daughters, Diane Clark, Sherrie (Stan) Hudson, and Carol (Michael) Patterson; his sister, Mary Greenway Wade of Leonard; brother Bob Greenway of Wolfe City; granddaughters Donna (Gus) Poveda, Bridgette (Jim) Hennessee, Stacy (Tyler) Arnold, and Lori (Michael) Talamendez; grandsons Scott (Christie) Lewis, Josh Clark, and Cory (Melody) Hudson; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and other extended family.
Visitation of friends and family was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, at Lake Jackson Church of Christ. Following the funeral services Frank was laid to rest at Restwood Memorial Park in Clute.
Published on May 5, 2017