June 18, 1957 ~ March 16, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

William Patrick “Billy” Greenwell, 63, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home. He was born in Owensboro on June 18, 1957 to the late Jacquelyn O’Bryan Greenwell and Joseph Glenn Greenwell. Billy was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School class of 1975. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 633 for 13 years, Green River Steel Local 4959 for 10 years, and the International Boiler Makers Union Local 55 for 7 years. In his free time, Billy enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite things to do was taking them out to lunch after church. He was always there to cheer his grandsons, Kees and Kiptyn, on at their baseball games.

Along with his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his step-mom, Patricia Ann Greenwell; and his infant child, Jacquelyn Marie Greenwell.

Billy is survived by his children, Samantha (Chad) Burcham and Megan (Tim) Mischel; his grandchildren, Kees, Kiptyn, Ellis, Riley, and Sloan; his siblings, David (Elaine) Greenwell, Glenna (Kevin Hamilton) Greenwell, Todd Greenwell, and Tracy (Jeff) Hayden; and a friend, Terry Chavez.

Visitation will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, with Father Pat Reynold officiating.

All who wish to honor Billy at the visitation are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Owensboro Catholic High School; 1524 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Greenwell. Share your messages of condolence with the family of William Patrick “Billy” Greenwell and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com


Visitation: March 18, 2021 9:00 am - March 18, 2021 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Burial Service: March 18, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Alphonsus Cemetery
7925 Highway 500
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. My deepest condolences to you all! My heart goes out to the entire Greenwell family! Uplifting prayers for peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time, now and always ! I have always had found beautiful memories of Billy and all the Greenwell family growing up in KY. May God cradle you all with love and peace ! RIP Billy ❤️ God Bless you all!

  2. Glenna~May the tender love of God bring you peace and comfort in a special way to your heart. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. To all of my Greenwell Family ~ We are all so saddened to hear of the loss of Billy! Oh what fun times we had as kids on the farm. I will miss his infectious smile and laugh and his kindness. I pray you all find comfort that he’s resting in peace now and will be watching over all of us until we join him. He’s with all the Greenwell’s now and forever and probably raising a little heck up there, too. Blessings to all,
    Marian, Kathy and Michael Hefron

  4. Oh my dear friend Billy, I will always miss you. Dear Greenwell family, I am holding you up in prayer and asking God to send you Angels of comfort. God Bless You ALL!

  5. Greenwell Family
    So sorry about Billy’s passing-he was a friend to all despite the many trials he endured. I met billy in first grade at Lourdes. In those days you had to take your “finished” lunch plate to the nuns before being excused for lunch recess. If the plate wasn’t clean you had to sit and eat All food. Fortunately billy loved the food or had a hollow leg. Most days billy would eat what I didn’t want on the lunch tray and having a clean plate-I was released with billy to go outside. Many many other memories of one of the nicest persons I’ve ever known-Billy :my friend; Rest In Peace Hank!

  6. Billy and I had a nice conversation at our last high school class reunion. May God’s peace be with all those who have been touched by Billy’s love and friendship.

    Charlotte Kaelin Hedges ’75

  7. Dearest Greenwell family and friends of Billy,
    I am so sorry for the loss of our brother Billy. My childhood memories consist of memories with him. Billy, the kind-hearted, loving and protective brother of my dear friend Glenna, will live in my heart forever. The Greenwell family were like a second home for me. Rest his spirit comfortably in the arms of God. May the whole family and all who knew him, celebrate the beautiful soul that he was and remember how our lives have been blessed by his contributions. Fly with the angels, Billy.

  8. Much love to Billy and the whole family. He’s a brother and a friend that will be truly missed! Heaven has gained a powerful angel!

    • My Dear Friend Billy..There’s so many childhood memories. You definitely was loved and will be surely missed…R.I.P My Sweet Friend..Praying for the Greenwell Family

  9. Fond and fun memories of a great guy.
    May your family find comfort during this dark time and,Billy, eternal rest.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Seems like a long time ago when we first walked into OCHS in 1971. That’s how I want to remember Billy and our entire 1975 family.

  11. My deepest sympathy to all of Billy’s family during this difficult time. I remember a lot of fun times I had along with my husband and other friends with Billy. May he rest in peace

  12. O sorry of the pass I g of your Dad. Know he will be missed
    Prayers for all of you

  13. Such a nice guy. May he rest in the arms of our Lord in His heavenly kingdom for all eternity. Prayers for all his family and friends.

    May-May Gipe

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. Heavenly Father I ask you send your peace and comfort over the whole family, in Jesus name. Amen

  15. So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Eternal rest to him. Prayers for all the family. I know he will be missed dearly 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  16. Prayers to Billy’s family and friends. Have not seen Billy for many years but remember the good times playing ball at Lourdes. Billy always had a big smile and a great attitude. God Bless you Billy and Rest in Peace.

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