September 15, 1959 ~ December 16, 2022

Karl “Jay” Greenhaw III, 63, of Silk Hope, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Mr. Greenhaw was born on September 15, 1959, in Whidbey Island, Washington to Patricia Perme and Karl Jennings Greenhaw II. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved brother, Kurt Greenhaw.

Jay loved to be outside in nature. Some of his favorite times were when he was hunting, deep sea fishing, or scuba diving. He also loved to barbeque and garden while listening to classic rock. He was an alumni of the University of Florida and a big Gators fan. Jay was a structural engineer and worked for many years with various construction companies, most recently Sanford Contractors. He was a passionate project manager and led many unique projects across the U.S.

Mr. Greenhaw is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bethany “Babs” Greenhaw; daughter, Chelsea “Chess” Greenhaw Sloggy and husband Andrew of Houston, Texas; sister, Kimberly Smoak and husband Gilbert of Flagler Beach, Florida; Kristal Hance and husband Daryl of Jacksonville, Florida.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UNC Hospice.

Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Greenhaw family.