In Memory

Nelson Greenfield - Class Of 1978

Nelson Greenfield

Nelson Greenfield was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, on February 20, 1960, near the windswept wheat fields of Grandfield, Oklahoma, where his father was pastor of the First Baptist Church. He died on September 30, 2021, in DeSoto, Texas. He donated his body to science. Nelson was the son of the late Dr. Guy F. Greenfield. His mother is Carole Griffin Lowery of Frederick, Oklahoma. He lived in several different states growing up and was graduated from Los Alamos, NM, high school. He held a degree in Art from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in Denton, TX.

All his life he was committed to drawing, cartooning, and the graphic arts. He gave his artistic abilities to Cliff Temple Baptist Church where, in addition to singing tenor in the choir, he donated his talent in the creation of bulletins, programs, and drama sets. He also designed one of Cliff Temple's logos and a logo and mural for the youth area. He loved to read and had a large library of rare and classic books. He caught jokes and irony instantly, and his patented, pinched-face laughter came from his heart. Other interests included going to the movies, enjoying old cinema on T.V., and traveling the world. He loved to cook and experimented with new methods and recipes he found in his reading and travel. He collected old things. His artistic talents landed him jobs with various businesses, like the Lyric Company that created "Barney." One of his last jobs was with Chuck Swindoll Ministries.

Nelson was a lifelong Christian and Bible teacher of young people. He made many close friends from the places he lived and worked where he was happiest. Nelson is survived by his mother, Carole Lowery, his siblings, Paige Polson and Todd Greenfield, his aunt and uncle, Marilyn and Dan Griffin, and a host of cousins: Natalie Mitchell, Allen Griffin, Jessica Bullock, Melissa Wilson, Millicent Carpenter, Dr. Fish Greenfield, and Chandler and Cory Greenfield. Friends who were "family close" to him were David Weir, and Dr. Danny Rose and his wife, Amy.

A Memorial service for Nelson Greenfield will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6th at 11:00 am at Cliff Temple Baptist Church Chapel. Memorials may be sent to the church at 125 Sunset Avenue Dallas, Texas 75208