William Harold Greenup

Died: Tue., Feb. 14, 2012

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Feb. 23, 2012

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William Harold Greenup, 82, of Burlington, died at his residence, on Tuesday morning Feb. 14, 2012.

Born on Dec. 6, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, he was the son of William H. and Axie Dorothy Wells Greenup. He married Ruby Mae Robinson on September 7, 1958 in Burlington, Iowa.

As a young man, William was very active in all sports and still holds records at Mt. Pleasant High School where he graduated. He served in the Air Force seeing action in Korea. He enjoyed working at IAAP for 40 plus years. He loved to sing and dance. He also enjoyed cars and playing baseball. He was a good family man, always caring for and loving his wife and children. He was a member of Union Baptist Church Full Gospel Fellowship.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby; six daughters, Dorothy Stout, Ernestine Robinson, Delores Kay Greenup, Karen Downs and Theresa Greenup, all of Burlington and Christy Benson of Robinson, Texas; one son, William Greenup Jr. of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Greenup of Minneapolis, MN; four sisters, Dorothy Campbell of Des Moines, IA, Marvel Ann Robinson of Burlington, IA, Sally (Roosevelt) Manley of Minneapolis, MN and Sharon Wilson of Mt. Pleasant, IA; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chester.

Funeral services for William Harold Greenup will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church Full Gospel Fellowship. Pastor Lawrence Manson will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel.

A memorial has been established for Union Baptist Church Full Gospel Fellowship.

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Linda Janes
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
So sorry for your loss.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Janes

Aline Guyon
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Christy, my heart is with you in this time of need

What Makes A Dad

* God took the strength of a mountain,
* The majesty of a tree,
* The warmth of a summer sun,
* The calm of a quiet sea,
* The generous soul of nature,
* The comforting arm of night,
* The wisdom of the ages,
* The power of the eagle's flight,
* The joy of a morning in spring,
* The faith of a mustard seed,
* The patience of eternity,
* The depth of a family need,
* Then God combined these qualities,
* When there was nothing more to add,
* He knew His masterpiece was complete,
* And so, He called it ... "DAD!

Tracy Staton
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
You will be in my prayers as you and your family face the loss of your Dad.


Rosa Moore
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012

I am sorry about your dad. Just know that you and your family are in my prayers. Remember God only take the best. He saw that your dad was growing tried and now he can rest, but you will see him again because this is not the end. We love you Christy stay strong and tell your family I know it's hard but, they too will see him again it won't be long. May God Blessed You and Your Family!!! Love Rosa Moore

   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
To my Aunt Ruby, cousins, Aunt Ann and the rest of Uncle Junior's siblings, I have prayed and will continue to keep you in my prayers. Uncle Jr. played a significant role in my childhood. He took the time to help me learn how to drive, took me to Mt Pleasant for family visits and the IAAP picnic. May God give ya'll the comfort you need during these difficult times and know that I love you.

Josephine Gipson
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Ruby and all thr Greenup Family. Sorry your Husband was ill for so very long depriving you and your family of his companionship and his care as the father. He must have been a very loving man to have had so many wonderful children and siblings to care so much about him. But Dorothy and all of the family realize that he is gone to a better place and you will see him again. He had so much love for all of you. God Bless.

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