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.