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Joseph L. Greenwell, Jr.

Age 72, of New Haven, Kentucky

Joseph L. Greenwell, Jr.
Joseph L. (Sonny) Greenwell Jr., 72, of New Haven, KY, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at his home. He was the owner of Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven, KY and former co-owner of Greenwell-Houghlin Funeral Home in Bardstown, KY. He was a member of both National Funeral Directors Association and Kentucky Funeral Directors Association. He served Nelson County from 1975 until 2007 as both Deputy Coroner and Coroner. Mr. Greenwell was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, where he served on St. Catherine Parish Council, Knights of Columbus Council 1290, New Haven Optimist Club, and a Kentucky Colonel. He also served on the Flaget Hospital Board for 6 years, Nelson County Recreation Board, and Riverview Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Ann (Judy)Cambron Greenwell; two sons, Richard L. and Joseph L Greenwell, III; his grandson, Jeremy Greenwell; and his parents, Joseph L. and Cecilia Spalding Greenwell Sr. Sonny is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sweeney Greenwell; One daughter, Patricia Ann Bartley; two sons, Martin W. and Sylvester M Greenwell; three stepsons, Chris (Dana), Boyd (Barby), Joey (Stephanie) Sweeney; Three sisters, Diane Smith (Larry), Patricia Roehm (Ronnie), and Janice Chesser; One brother, Fr. Michael Greenwell, O.C., San Francisco, CA; along with 11 Grandchildren, Matthew, Trista, Teryn, Lindsey, Amanda, Ginny, Nick, Raychel, Chandler, Quentin, and Ethan & 3 Great Grandchildren, Riley, Trenton, and Ollie. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Ann Church Cemetery. Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home. Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Ann Cemetery or St. Ann Catholic School. Online condolences may be left at

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