December 4, 1946 - September 23, 2019
William Mark Greathouse was born on December 4, 1946, in Franklin, TN, and entered heaven on September 23, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer for a year. He was born to William M. and Ruth N. Greathouse, who preceded him in death. Mark attended Isaac Litton High School and Trevecca Nazarene College, where he met Janice Milby, whom he married in 1967. In addition to Jan and his sisters, Rebecca (Ted) Martin and Beth (Mike) Sykes, he is survived by two sons—William Matthew (Laureen Crampsey) and Joseph Wesley (Angelique Spehr), eight granddaughters—Katherine (Austin) Turner, Hannah, Mary, Mercedes, Lucia, Vivian, Josephine, and Beatrice—and two great-grandsons. Mark loved wood and loved people. He made his living in the building-materials business, but he made a life loving people. That love originated with his family, but it radiated outward to virtually everyone he met. He loved the people with whom he worked, with whom he worshipped and sang, and even people whom he met only once—even the servers and cashiers who endured his silly jokes. His gracious smile and the twinkle in his eyes told us he loved us. Mark had joy, and many things gave him joy. Music gave him joy, so much joy that it had to be shared with other men who became the Heritage Men’s Chorale. Good food and travel brought him joy, and he loved to share both with others. Learning and growing brought him joy, and he shared both during many years teaching Sunday school. Mark enjoyed many things, but sharing them with others made the joy meaningful. Mark’s life will be celebrated in a service at First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206, on Sept. 29, 2019, at 6PM, with visitation prior to the service from 3 to 6. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Heritage Men’s Chorale, c/o Harold McCue, 231 Green Harbor Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138-1025. To donate to the Chorale online, visit phillipsrobinson.com.
William Mark Greathouse was born on December 4, 1946, in Franklin, TN, and entered heaven on September 23, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer for a year. He was born to William M. and Ruth N. Greathouse, who preceded him in death. Mark... View Obituary & Service Information
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