PRINCETON — Joseph H. Greenwell finished his journey on this earth on Sept. 9, 2020.

He was born near Morganfield, Kentucky on Nov. 3, 1931, to Joseph T. & Caroline (Wathen) Greenwell.

Mr. Greenwell is survived by his wife, Donna of Benton, Kentucky; daughters, Giselle (Steve) Christmas, Owensville, Marveda (Willie) Rudd, Williamstown, Kentucky, and Jacquline Smith, Jacksonville, Florida; sons, Stephen (Trish) Greenwell, Owensville, and Mark Greenwell, Lexington, Kentucky; sister, Lucy Gaston, Princeton; brothers, John, Evansville, Charles (Max), Evansville, and Ronnie, Tennessee; grandchildren, Wes Christmas, Heather Pohl, Matt Hubbard, Ryan Hubbard, Kelly Whitley, Ryan Smith, Dalton, Grant and Cole Greenwell; nine great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Angela [Todd] Schultze, Godfrey, Illinois, and Kendall (Amy) Glass, Paducah, Kentucky; several great and grandchildren.

Mr. Greenwell was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jeanette Meeks, Bettie Grubb and Virginia Gray; brothers, Thomas (Buddy), Jerry, & Wm. Alonzo Greenwell.

Joe served his country as Cpl. Greenwell in Korea during the conflict. He was assigned to a combat engineer battalion as a Morse code operator on MLR.

Mr. Greenwell worked for the USDA in and around Cincinnati, Ohio for 30 years as a meat inspector.

Joe Henry was an avid fisherman on Kentucky Lake. For 40+ years, he met his buddies to deer hunt in Northern Kentucky. He loved restoring old tractors and drove them in parades and the annual hayride at the fall festival at his church, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.12, 2020, at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Johnny Coffenberry. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Military services will be provided by the Retired Military Veterans. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Joe at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Greenwell family.

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