GriffinJulian B. Griffin, 86, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs.

He was born October 10, 1928 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Alexander B. Griffin and Minnie Pullin Griffin.

Mr. Griffin was retired from Ayers Laundry in Covington in 1993. He was previously employed with the Homestead Resort.

He was a veteran of the US Army from 1951-1953 having served during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon and Usher. He was an active volunteer for Alleghany Mountain Radio since it began broadcasting in Hot Springs. He worked with DJ Willie for the past 15 years as the “weather man”. He enjoyed hunting and following the local Bath County sports. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dicie T. Griffin, whom he married on June 24, 1954; two children, Kathy Spurgeon & husband Bobby of Hot Springs, and Julian Mark Griffin & wife Andrée of Harrisonburg, Virginia; a grandson, Corbin Spurgeon of Hot Springs, special friends John & Linda McConnell, Thornton & Mae Cauley and Travis Kay all of Hot Springs.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church with Rev. Scott A. Conrad officiating. Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by VFW Post 1033 Curtis A. Smith Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bogan, Mike Spurgeon, Willie Smith, John McConnell, Basil Fry, Bobby Fry, Travis Kay and Rolf Brunner. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the 523rd MP Company.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 476, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Dicie,Kathy,Mark & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Julian’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing him when we were in Hot Springs. Buddy has many fond memories of going to school in Mitchelltown ,carrying in coal & sliding down the hill on a shovel. Julian was a great playmate way back when. Know he will be missed by all of you & around town. Our Prayers are with you,
    Fondly, Dreama & Buddy Mines

  2. Dicie, Kathy, Mark & family,
    I am saddened to read about Julian’s passing; he was indeed a fine man. I know you will miss him. My earliest memories of him are back in the 60’s are when he and dad chatted back ‘n forth on the CB radio from Kingtown to your home. I am sure he (5W3272) and dad (5Q0265) will once again be rekindling their friendship. Dad loved to make him laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Eddie Pursley

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Griffin family. What a great man he was. God bless all of you. Tommy and Patsy Ford

  4. Dicie, Mark, Kathy and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. We were saddened to hear this news and more saddened the weather did not permit us attending the service with you. Julian will be missed by so many. Take care and know we are here for all of you.
    Robert “Bob” Acord, Kathy, Jim and Candy Wilson

  5. Dicie & family,
    Tom and I are saddened to hear about Julian’s passing. We considered both you and Julian friends as well as neighbors. Julian did so much for the church and they will definitely miss him. Keep all of the good memories in your heart and he will always be with you. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Sue Campbell


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