of Prairie Grove, AR
November 13, 1942 - August 28, 2021
Reverend Edwin Flinn Greathouse, Jr. (Baruch Ben Avraham) was truly the most amazing, wise, honorable, selfless humble servant of God & his family who lit up every room with God's pure love, joy & peace.Eddie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to his adoring parents Flinn & Frances Greathouse on November 13, 1942. While in high school at Joe T. Robinson, he met the love of his life at 16 yrs. old, Lilas Marion Benson Greathouse (14 yrs. old at the time). He voluntarily joined the United States Navy Seabees to serve his country paving the way on the front lines of Vietnam flying over demilitarized zones to design the bridges, barracks, buildings for the Marines and other military coming in to fight for our country. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, he was an amazing Builder both commercially & residentially, building playgrounds and schoolrooms pro bono for WVCA, then 25 years as Chief of Special Adaptive Housing Authority at the VA-with many awards including Veteran's Administration Employee of the Year. He voluntarily built over 35 churches, designing & building Living Christmas Tree sets for FBC, & all of his children's school/church production play sets at no charge to anyone.As a Biblical Hebrew, he passed away at age 78 at home in Prairie Grove, Arkansas on Saturday, August 28, 2021. His brother in Christ, Kevin Hydorn will perform services at Roller Chenal on Thursday, September 2nd at 10 am. Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8 pm. Celebrating Papa in musical leadership will be Angie & Haley Hydorn.He was preceded by his beautiful parents Edwin Flinn Greathouse, Sr. and Amelia Frances Greathouse, brother cousin John Polk and all of his adoring grandparents.He is survived by his eternally loving wife Lilas Marion Greathouse, beloved children Michelle Edette Gramling - husband Paul, Heather Edie Strickland -husband Lee & Edwin Flinn Greathouse III; adoring grandchildren Lauren Keppel, Josiah Wymer, Drake Wymer, Jewel, Angel, Edwin Flinn IV & Abigail Greathouse; great-grandchildren Carter, Oaklyn, Ellie & Aiden, as well as, his brother cousins Jimmy & Lynn Polk, their wonderful families and John's wonderful wife and daughter. His last loving message to all of us who knew and loved him: Remember I love each one of you dearly and the most important thing is to love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as you love yourself and I will be saving a place for you-my love for each one of you goes all the way to Heaven with me and I'll be waiting for you in Heaven. Marion I'll be walking the path slowly waiting for you- to Yahweh be the Glory!
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was such a fine man. We knew his Dad as well, Flynn. We were in Lodge together. Pray for family at this difficult time. Love from the Poe Family.
Sympathy and prayers for you and your family. I hope you find some peace and comfort in knowing he his with his Lord. He is helping the Lord build a home for each of you in heaven, watching over you as he always has. He was an Angel and a blessing to your family here and now he is your Angel in Heaven. Still surrounding you everywhere you look. I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy, Lisa
we both went to school with eddie.
My love and prayers for all of you & may your faith and love for each other sustain you through this most difficult time. Gods Blessings!Linda
Mr greathouse was a wonderful man whom we respected and admired so sorry about his passing
Our deepest condolences to you, your sweet mama, and the rest of your family as you cope with your loss. Edwin was a very accomplished man, and he will be missed deeply. May his memory sustain your hearts, until you meet again. Love always, Angi and Rita
I will always remember the great neighbors you were& how I enjoyed Edwin & Abby! My heart will be with all of you at this sad time …. love to all of you.
Michelle & Family - My love and condolences to the entire family - prayers for peace to each of you.
Michelle and Family, what a wonderful tribute. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michelle, we send our condolences and our prayers for you and your family.Prayers from the Tilt team!
Michelle I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to say at a time like this. Love ya
Michelle and Family,Your father was a wonderful man and we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and love.Sarah and Mark