Gerald W. Greenwalt, 72, of Germantown, Tennessee, retired postal worker for forty one years, died of cancer Saturday, September 25, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, East, Germantown, Tennessee. Services will held Monday at 5:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel.
Mr. Greenwalt will be taken to the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Illinois for burial. There will be a graveside service held at Villa Ridge and the Reverend F. Jerry Herring, Pastor of the United Mehtodist Church of Mounds, Illinois, will conduct the service.
Gerald Greenwalt married Lenis Tally of Mounds, Illinois, on January 12. 1947, and she survives. The couple had four children, Nancy Greenwalt of Memphis and Stacey Lee (husband Clif Lee) of Germantown, Andy Greenwalt of Oviedo, Florida, and Kevin Greenwalt of Chattanooga, Tennesse, and one granddaughter, Hannah Lee. Greenwalt served his country honorably in two wars. During World War II he served in Europe, and achieved the rating of staff sergeant, and being a member of the inactive U.S. Army Reserve, Staff Sergeant Greenwalt was called into active duty to serve in the Korean War.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the Germantown First United Methodist Church.
****IN HIS FUNERAL ADDRESS THE PASTOR SAID THAT "JERRY GREENWALT RESPONDED TO THE HIGHEST CALLING OF GOD ON OUR LIVES. JERRY LOVED THOSE AROUND HIM WITHOUT CONDITIONS.... NO STRINGS ATTACHED. THE STORY OF JERRY GREENWALT IS A LOVE STORY. NOT A 'SWEET & SYRUPY' LOVE STORY, BUT A STORY OF AN AUTHENTIC FAITH LIVED OUT DAILY WITH HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS".