Thomas P. Greenwell
May 22, 1940-Nov. 12, 2015
Homer resident Thomas Phillip Greenwell, 75, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Tom was born May 22, 1940, outside of Bardstown, Ky. Tom was raised and graduated high school in Fern Creek, Ky., and served in the U.S. Army as a medical technician during the Vietnam War.
Tom moved to Anchorage in 1969 where he met and married Tami Bassett in 1975. They traveled together to Homer during their honeymoon and moved to Homer shortly thereafter. Tom worked construction across Alaska until his retirement in 1995, traveling to remote locations and helping to build many important Alaskan infrastructure projects.
Tom loved music, singing and dancing throughout his life. He loved bluegrass and country music, and singing in the local Catholic Church and various karaoke sessions with friends. Some of his happiest moments were spent on the Homer High School stage as a cast member of the yearly Nutcracker production. Tom loved books and educational television programs, and had an insatiable thirst for learning anything new. Tom was forever working on his homes and loved the process of creating with his own hands. He took great pride in his children and their accomplishments. Tom was a 41-year-friend of Bill W., and spent much of his time and energy in service to others.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret Greenwell; his brothers, Daniel, Francis and Frederick; and his sisters, Beatrice and Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife, Tami; daughters, Leslie, Megan and Erin; his son, Dugan; his grandchildren, Sara, Cameron and Emma; his sisters, Lois, Mary, Patricia, Laura, Sarah; and his brothers, James, William and George.
Arrangements were by Homer Funeral Home & Cremation Services.