Charles Greenwood

Charles Edward "Charlie" Greenwood

Saturday, March 9th, 1940 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Charles Edward Greenwood, 80, of Franklin, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Mr. Greenwood was born in Sullivan County, Indiana to the late Ralph and Mildred Bottorff Greenwood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Alan Greenwood. Charlie retired from Bellsouth and was a veteran of the US Army. Charlie spent the last 21 years with the Cowee Volunteer Fire/Rescue as firefighter 1830. His time as a volunteer firefighter spans over 66 years. Charlie was a firefighter, engineer, safety officer, Chaplain, Board Member (past President), and was a founding member of the Honor Guard. He was also a member of Cowee Baptist Church.

Mr. Greenwood is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandy; daughter, Amanda Crews ( John) of Jacksonville, FL; son, Lauren Edward Greenwood of Franklin; sister, Helen Meserve of Ocala, Fl; 10 grandchildren, Ashley Born (Jordan), Ashley Crews, Jennifer Crews, Joshua Crews, Johnny Crews, Slade Crews, Jacob Crews, Sawyer Crews, Savannah Crews, and Cooper Greenwood. Also surviving is a niece, Debbie Ferris and her children, Tommy and Kristen and a nephew, Tim Flynn (Janna) and their daughters, Tiffany, Bethany, and Courtney. Numerous special friends also survive.

A graveside service will be Sunday, August 30 at 3pm at Cowee Baptist Church. Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Ronnie Branson will officiate. Special honors will be provided by the Cowee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 6 till 9 on Saturday, August 29 at Macon Funeral Home.

The family kindly requests everyone wear masks and practice social distancing.

Online condolences can be made at

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 3:00pm
    Cowee Baptist Church
    6301 Bryson City Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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  • Interment

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 3:00pm
    Cowee Baptist Cemetery
    6301 Bryson City Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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Dan and Linda

Posted at 06:24am
Sandy, We loved Charlie and treasured his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss
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Jeff Hasler

Posted at 10:53pm
We will always cherish our time and memories we have of Bud and his family. We Love You All. Jeff and Steph Hasler and family
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Posted at 09:46pm

John Long

Posted at 09:40pm
This is one of the best people I have ever known. God Bless him ad his family. The Longs have you and the family left behind all our thoughts and prayers. Alan has got him. God Bless.

Max Dennis Hasler

Posted at 08:22pm
I always looked up to my cousin,as to an older brother. I may not have lived as he would have liked, but his example was there. I will never forget that wonderful week we had with Charles and Sandy and family in June of 2008. We were called back home by a flood situation and never got a chance to see them again except when Mom and dad passed away very briefly.

Margaret Sustarsic Posted at 08:00pm

Off an on I have known Charles as it started in Jacksonville, FL and some in Franklin, NC. He was a very friendly and fun guy and will be missed by many. May his family heal in time and we will see him again in heaven and no more pain. He was the best and loved his family and the Lord. Sincerely Margaret (McLane) Sustarsic.

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