Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Wallace Keen Greenwood
May 22, 1976
Rockdale Reporter May 27, 1976
Keen Greenwood, 29, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Greenwood of Rockdale and a graduate of Rockdale High School, was drowned Saturday night in the Alabama River near Jackson, Alabama.
Greenwood, an employee of the Penrod Drilling Company, was going to work in a small boat over the rain swollen river when a log struck the boat and overturned it. All the boat’s passengers but Greenwood were rescued.
Operations to recover Greenwood’s body were continuing.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Greenwood of Jackson, Alabama; two step-children, Darrel and Donna Bow of Jackson, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Brannon and Mrs. Betty Brown, both of Houston.
Rockdale Reporter June 3, 1976
Drowning victim's body recovered in Alabama
Rescue workers near Jackson, Alabama have recovered the body of of Wallace Keen Greenwood, 29, who was drowned in the Alabama River May 22
Robert Curry of the Alabama Marine Police Division said that rescue squads from Jackson, Thomasville, Monroeville and Marengo County assisted with recovery operations and that the Jackson Rescue Squad maintained a roundtheclock watch until the body was found Wednesday afternoon, May 26.
Greenwood, an employee of Penrod Drilling Company was going to work in a small boat over the swollen Indiana River when, according to reports received by Curry, the motor of the 14foot aluminum boat "caught in a peninsula and overturned."
Curry said that coworkers Merle Smith, Wayne Pennington and Billy McConnell landed in shallow water but that Greenwood was carried into deeper water by the strong current.
Greenwood, a 1965 graduate of Rockdale High School, is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs W. E. Greenwood of Rockdale;' his wife, Mrs Bonnie Greenwood of Jackson, Alabama; two stepchildren, Darrel and Donna Bow of Jackson, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs Dorothy Brannon and Mrs Betty Brown, both of Houston.