Robert Doyle Greenhill
August 16, 1940  -  October 29, 2017

Robert Doyle Greenhill

First Christian Church
1211 Hull Road
Ruidoso, NM  88346
Thursday, November 02, 2017
10:00 A.M.
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Robert Doyle Greenhill, age 77, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, October 29 ,2017. Bob was born on the family farm near New Deal, Texas on August 16, 1940 to Horace and Oleta Greenhill. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1963 with a degree in business. Bob was an avid Red Raider fan, and a long-time member of the Texas Tech Red Raider Club, and Texas Tech Alumni Association. It was said that he was early to all the games, so he could pop the popcorn!
Following graduation, Bob went to work at Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma Coaches in Lubbock. He was the president of the company for 30 years.

Bob was active in the Lubbock community and served on many boards. He was Chairman of the Board of University Medical Center for four years, as well as being on the Board of Managers for nine years. He was also Chairman of the Board for the Texas Motor Transportation Association, and served on many boards during his time in Lubbock. He was on the Lubbock Convention and Tourism Board, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board.
He was always civic minded and was a long- time member of many civic organizations. He was a member of Southwest Rotary Club, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, Caprock American Business Club, Lubbock Convention & Tourism, the Lubbock Country Club House Committee, and a Diaconate at First Christian Church in Ruidoso.

Bob enjoyed coaching his children's youth league football and basketball over the years. He loved basketball, and played in city leagues until a young age of 53. He was an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils, and the Boston Celtics. He was so proud to be honored on March 6, 2017, as an inductee into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Honor in Lubbock. He consistently arranged to haul Texas Tech Athletes all over for FCA camps and events, in addition to serving as President of the FCA Adult Chapter.
Bob married the love of his life, Margaret on May 21, 2005 in Roswell, New Mexico at Grace Community Church. Together, they have seven children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. They traveled extensively and "two-stepped" all over the world. Bob's love of road trips and rodeos found them driving to the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, and to the "Granddaddy" of them all, the Cheyenne Rodeo, all in the same year. Following those, they enjoyed the National Finals in Las Vegas.
Bob was an excellent golfer, and actually played Augusta four times! He also marshaled at the Colonial in 1984, and had quite a time. After Bob and Margaret moved to Ruidoso, they spent many happy days playing couples golf with friends. Bob had a hole-in-one on his 63rd birthday at the Links in Ruidoso, witnessed by his good friend Jack Holland. He was proud of his score of 79 that he shot on his wife's birthday, November 18th, 2016, while playing at Alto with his two sons, Bobby and Jeff.

Bob was devoted to his family and enjoyed their visits in Ruidoso. He especially delighted in beating everyone in "Chicken Foot". He was a voracious reader; he loved western novels, "The Mountain Man" series, and movie hero John Wayne. You would find him on their back deck almost every day with a book in his hand, enjoying his beautiful Ruidoso.

When the time came for Bob to meet his Maker, he did so, just as he lived his life, with dignity, integrity, and with a strong faith. All of his family and friends were blessed to have been a part of his remarkable life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Oleta Greenhill, grandparents, Roy and Ora McNeely, and Alonzo and Artie Greenhill.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret in Ruidoso, children: Bobby Greenhill (Nancy) of Lubbock, TX, Jeff Greenhill of Las Cruces, NM, Lori Ewing (Doyce) of Lubbock, TX, Lionel Barela (DeeAnn) of Seminole, FL, Monica Kellam (Stephen) of Round Rock, TX, Rae Lynn Cox-Barela of Santa Fe, NM, Rebecca Jennings-Barela of Albuquerque, NM. Eight grandchildren: Josh Greenhill (Sanjana) of Anchorage, AK, Skyler Barela (Leigha) of Seminole, FL, Dr. Spencer Barela of Miami, FL, Nicole Mahan (Chad) of Albuquerque, NM, Raegan Cox of Portland, OR, Shelby Davee of Beaumont, TX, Rachael Davee of College Station, TX, Garrett Davee (Morgan) of Lubbock, TX. Two great-grandchildren: Zander and Ryder Barela of Seminole, FL. A brother, Lonnie Greenhill (LaQuilla) of Dallas, TX, and a sister, Virginia Andrews (Don) of Alamogordo, NM. He is also survived by two special sister-in-laws, Katrina Holguin of Albuquerque, NM, and Gretchen Jaramillo of Roswell, NM.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road in Ruidoso at 10:00, Thursday, November 2nd, with Reverend Matt Every presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in Bob's memory to: Lincoln County Medical Center Foundation for Cancer Infusion Unit, 211 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, or First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road, Ruidoso, NM, 88345.
The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso for their wonderful care, Kymera, and Encompass Hospice.


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  1. Paulette Morelli
    Reno, NV


    Thinking and praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

    Bob was a wonderful man and he will be missed.

    Our deepest condolences,
    Pauletta, Charlie and Logan

  2. Leif and Samette Morelli-Andersson
    Verdi, NV

    Dear Cousin,
    There are no words that can express our sorrow for your loss. Always know we are here for you. We hold the memories we have of our time together in our hearts.

    Dear Greenhill Family,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. Your father was a gentleman, we are privileged to be able to have him in our lives.
    Our Love,
    Samette and Leif

  3. Bigham Family
    New Deal, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. We know your hearts are heavy with sorrow but may God comfort you with His peace and provide a recollection of all the good memories you shared together.

    With love and sympathy,
    The Bigham Family

  4. Kay Trujillo
    Roswell, NM


    Bob was such a kind man, always so welcoming to your friends and classmates.

    The second time I met him was at Lake Van (a centennial celebration). You were walking around visiting and he was sitting under a tree. I asked him what he thought about Dexter (knowing he didn't know many people) and he said it was fine. Then he looked at you, smiled and said "I love seeing her so happy". You two were so lucky to have found each other.

    Take comfort knowing you gave him a wonderful life and brought with you such a loving family.

  5. Roy and Laurie Benavides
    Alto, NM

    May Bobís soul Rest In Peace and rise in glory.

  6. Frances & RB Martin
    Petersburg, TX

    We've lost our TNM&O leader. The years I worked for him was the greatest & happiest years of my life. What a special, special man! I hurt for Margarette & his family, they are all so very dear to me. We'll never forget the weekend they spend in Turkey, TX with us on Bob Wills Day. We've lost a great man but so very grateful he spent the last years of his life happy and enjoying every minute of it. Just wish we could have spent more time with them. My heart is certainly hurting right now.

  7. Payne Familyq
    Ruidoso, NM

    We extend our condolences to all friends and family of Mr. Greenhill. We look forward to seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection when death will be no more. Revelation 21:3,4, John 5:28.
    May this hope bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

  8. Glenn & Jo Ann Brown
    Willis, TX

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing into the next life. He was such a country gentleman & we feel honored to have known him.
    We will treasure the memories of our "golf group" playing and having fun and all our happy hours. He was an excellent golfer and was so patient when he played with us. This world has lost a great and fine man..
    Bob is now at peace, free of pain & distress. May our precious Savior hold him in the palm of His hand.

  9. Alyssa "Jersey" Geschwindner
    Ruidoso, NM

    I had the honor of caring for Mr. Greenhill in his final days... I send my deepest condolences to Mrs. Greenhill and family. It's never easy to lose someone we cherishso deeply, but the love and memories shared will always remain, never to be forgotten.

    Fly high, Mr. Greenhill, and enjoy your biscuits and gravy!

    With love,

    Richard, Alyssa, and Elena

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