Thomas Leon Greenwood, 85, of Pinehurst, fun loving husband and father, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 at First Health Reid Heart Center  Pinehurst

Tom was born Nov 27, 1931 in Indianapolis IN to the late Thomas Martin and Audrey Elizabeth Greenwood.

Tom is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Smith Greenwood, children Gayle Whitlock of Lake Ridge, VA, Scott Greenwood of Cary and Lynn Edgar of Durham;  five grandchildren Bennett, Andrew and Brooke Whitlock, Jessica Edgar and Nora Yechou and great grandson Hasting.

Tom was a member of the 158th US Army Band in Ft Knox, KY.  Tom was the first member of his family to graduate from high school.  He  went on to complete his Bachelors and  MBA from the University of Indiana where he was a member of the marching band.

Tom was an accomplished jazz musician and played the clarinet and saxophone.

Tom and Dot met at graduate school and upon graduation moved to Rochester NY where they remained until retirement.  Tom's early career included Xerox and later he served as the Development Executive for the Genesee Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

Tom retired to Pinehurst.     For the next 21 years, Tom thoroughly enjoyed delving into his interests of photography, Astronomy, Civil War History,  and the arts.  Tom took up golf and  developed a passion for the game.  Golfing and the deep friendships he made at Legacy Golf Links brought him tremendous joy.  

Tom was a true gentle man, dedicated to his family, friends, and golf and had a smile and a joke for everyone he met.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to:  The Foundation of FirstHealth-Heart ( firsthealth.org /foundation) PO Box 3000 Pinehurst NC  28374 or First Tee of the Sandhills,( thefirstteesandhills.org /Greenwood ) PO Box 3791 Pinehurst NC  28374.

A celebration of life will be held later in the month.

On line condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com.

Powell Funeral home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Tom was such a sweet man. It was a real treat to be one of the SAS girls who had lunch with Tom recently. He was charming, witty and kind. He possessed a soul that will be missed by all.

  2. The Greenwood family has lost a dear, sweet man. I had the opportunity to spend several lunch hours with him recently when he was visiting my co-worker Julie Greenwood. I enjoyed meeting him so much — he was the absolute best! I know you all will miss hi

  3. I WORKED FOR MAC’S BREAKFAST AND I HAD THE HONOR TO SERVE HIM AND HIS FRIENDS, I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. HE WAS A GREAT MAN.

    LISA WILLIAMS

  4. Dear Dorothy, Lynn, Scott & Gayle,

    I was sorry to read about Tom’s death. I trying to reach Dorothy but the email and mobile phone number didn’t work. When I googled Tom’s name, I came upon the obituary. Tom was always such an enjoyable and u

  5. The Greenwoods are a kind and fun-loving family. Our family is hopeful that they can be well and find peace in their remembrance of their sweet father, Tom. I am thankful to have talked with Tom recently at his daughter Lynn’s birthday party and will reme

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