Tom Greenway

Mitchell

Tom Greenway, 88, of Mitchell, died Friday, July 30, 2021, surrounded by family in the home he was born in. 

A visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Bittner Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the downtown gym in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Tom was born Oct. 29, 1932, to William and Elsie (Swancott) Greenway. He attended Beulah 24 Country School. Tom graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1950. He was drafted into the Korean War in 1953 and was stationed in the mountains of northern Japan, serving as an instructor for military mountaineering and cold weather training. He married Janice Miller on March 18, 1956, in Bonilla.  They shared their life with four children on their farm northwest of Mitchell. Tom spent his lifetime on the farm, operating a dairy, hog, beef, and crop operation.

Tom was involved in the Davison County Commission and Planning and Zoning Board, James River Conservation Sub-District, MRC Rail Authority, and Mt. Vernon Fire District. Tom was a lifetime member of the Mt. Vernon American Legion, longtime 4-H leader, and member of the Twin Rivers Old Iron Association. He was inducted into Heroes Field at Mt. Vernon in 2018. He was an avid restorer of John Deere two-cylinder tractors.

Tom is survived by his sons, Brad (Peggy) Greenway of Mitchell and Doug (Janet) Greenway of Mitchell; daughter, Lori (Matt) Standafer of Burnsville, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Julie Greenway of Mt. Vernon; ten grandchildren including Jenni (John Baysinger) Greenway of Woonsocket; 13 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lavelle DeKramer; and sister-in-law, Cherie Miller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; parents, William and Elise; sons, Alan and Brian (in infancy) Greenway; brothers, William Greenway and Giles Greenway; sisters, Gwendolyn Tillotson and Elsie Anthony; mother and father-in-law, Grace and Harry Miller; sisters-in-law, Lilas Greenway and Lillian Greenway; brothers-in-law, Loy Tillotson, Dale DeKramer, and Dean Miller; and many farm dogs, all named ‘Buddy.’

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