David W. Greene, age 80, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2012. He was born September 5, 1932.
David was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ann, and beloved wife, Jackie. David is survived by his daughter Dianne Greene and husband Mike Gleason, son David Wesley Greene II, daughter Lisa Greene Lothrop and husband John, daughter Deborah Greene Barrera, and husband Rick, son Chuck Rudolphy and wife Christina, daughter Patty Rudolphy Millspaugh, and daughter Lou Rudolphy Fitzsimmons, 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
David was raised in the Freeport – Lake Jackson area, graduating from Freeport High School in 1950 and marrying his high-school sweetheart, Patricia Beasley. After graduating from Baylor University in 1954, David worked in chemical sales and marketing while helping to raise his children. In 1971, he married Jacquelyn Bundy Rudolphy, bringing her three children into the blended family.
David was a gregarious man who looked forward to time with family and friends spending many happy hours playing 42, horseshoes, or golf. He built and nurtured friendships and was ever ready to lend a hand. If you knew him, you’ve heard him ask, “What can I do to help?” He was a hard worker; retirement just meant he needed to find something new to do. He was a music lover, a dancer, a sailor, a fifth-wheel traveler, and an all-round handyman. Electrical work, plumbing, flooring, roofing, furniture mover, and groundskeeper, he’d be on it, and with a smile and a kind word. David was also a dyed-in-the-wool, cradle-to-grave Episcopalian, if there is such a thing, and served several terms on church vestries and as junior warden. Recently at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cypress Mill, he loved being involved with Swope Hall, landscaping and the new water tanks.
Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000–A FM 3237; Wimberley, TX 78676.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make donations to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at alz.org.