DECATUR -- Larry L. Greenwell, 75, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Decatur, passed away Thursday February 28, 2019, with his loving wife at his side, in Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. Larry was born Dec. 22, 1943 in Decatur, IL, the son of Kenneth Greenwell and Doris Nees Greenwell (Brown).
Larry married Grace Gathers on April 20, 1985. He is survived by his spouse Grace, son Bill (Michelle) Greenwell of Broomfield, CO, Paco Greenwell of Decatur, Sam Greenwell of Ft. Wayne, and Josie (Ricky) Martinez, Ft. Wayne and brothers Dan (Carolyn) Greenwell of Niantic, IL, Kenny Jr. Greenwell of Decatur, IL, Steve (Gloria) Walcher of Decatur, IL, sister Diane Thomas of Forsyth, IL, and brother Mike (Marsha) Greenwell of Mt. Zion, IL.
Larry graduated from MacArthur High School. He will be remembered as a hard worker, an honest man, outgoing and an engaging person. Larry will best be remembered for his career as a very accomplished hairdresser and business owner in Decatur. He placed 2nd and 3rd in the World Olympics of Hair Styling held in Paris, France in the 1980’s. After leaving the hair business, he went to work at ADM in Decatur, as a salesman. After leaving ADM, he worked in sales at JM Swank, Central Soya and as a self-employed commodity broker. Later in retirement, Larry worked at a local Ft. Wayne golf course and Costco Store. Larry loved fishing, golf, and watching college and pro sports. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.
Larry will always be remembered for his engaging personality and for being the life of the party. His family will remember him as a loving person who always made sure people were well-cared for and secure. He will be missed beyond what words can express. He joins his son, Jeffrey Greenwell, in Heaven.
Cremation was handled by Hite Funeral and Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Ft. Wayne, IN. No funeral services were held. A Memorial Mass was held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne. Fr. Polycarp Fernando conducted the Mass.