Jerry Greenway, of Lafayette, died in a one car crash on Friday morning, April 4, on the Union Camp Road. In the 1980’s Jerry worked for the late Charlie Gregory at the Gregory owned newspaper, first as a reporter and later as the editor. When Charlie died in 1990, Jerry stayed on with the paper until the remaining members of the Gregory family sold it a couple of years later.
Jerry also worked alongside Jim Durham at the Gregory paper. Greenway was 65 at the time of his death.
Greenway was also an excellent carpenter, working for several families and businesses in the area throughout the years.
THP Trooper Justin Mote, crash investigator, said that Greenway was traveling west on Union Camp Road in a white 1997 Cadillac and he failed to maintain his proper lane of travel. “He crossed into the east bound lane, entered a ditch line and struck a tree coming to final rest,” said Trooper Mote. “Greenway wasn’t wearing a seat belt.”
Medical examiner Steve Jones pronounced Greenway dead at the scene. The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m.
Jerry is survived by his step-mother, Dorothy Greenway of Lufkin, Tn.; wife Sally Greenway of Lafayette, Tn.; daughter, Ellie Greenway (Kevin Swiger) of Clarksville, daughter Coree (Paul) Entwistle of Red Boiling Springs, and grandchildren, Lulah and Levon Entwistle.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Jerry’s life on Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at his home on Boyd Road.