Richard Griffin

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Griffin, age 78, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Griffin died Saturday, June 29 at Fayette Long Term Care.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Jefferson and Mattie Hazel Griffin.
Mr. Griffin was a caring husband to his wife of 59 years. They met when he was 17 and she was 18. Got married after a week and three days and started a life together. They had four wonderful and beautiful children together. He also fished and went Indian arrowhead hunting. He went on trips with his family. I can remember when he didn’t have a car he rode his lawn mower to Fayette to see his wife. He loved his wife so much. He also loved to go to Moundville to see the Indians dance. He danced along with them with his grandchildren. He was a hard worker at Arvin and loved to film with his camcorder.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lois Griffin of Fayette; two sons, Ricky Dale Griffin (Cynthia) and Barry Jefferson Griffin (Nicole); two daughters, Tammy Renee Griffin Johnson (Bill) and Virginia Diane Griffin Ellis (Rod); eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearer, who is no longer with us, Amanda Nicole Ellis.

Active pallbearers were Jeff Griffin, David Taylor, Ian Smith, Jonathon Johnson, Joe Smith, Thomas Arney, Alex Griffin and Jesse Griffin.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

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