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John D. GriffinCLEVELAND - John Douglas Griffin, Sr. age 69, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville, MS. He was born on April 04, 1947 to John T "Leon" and Olene (Collins) Griffin in Cleveland. Doug was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and graduated Cleveland High School. He married Rita Diane Davis Griffin. He was a boiler operator for Baxter Laboratories until his hunting accident in 1984. He also worked at the CRA in Cleveland for many years. Doug's passion was hunting and fishing. He was a member of Yale Street Baptist Church.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents John and Olene Griffin and his wife Rita Diane Griffin. Visitation will be held Friday July 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Tim Starnes will officiate the service.
Doug is survived by Son, John Douglas (Michelle) Griffin, Jr. of Wichita Falls, TX. Son, Jeffery Shane (Allison) Griffin of Cleveland, MS. Brother, Murray Griffin of Cleveland, MS. Brother, David Griffin of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Carol Camp of Cleveland, MS. Five grandchildren, Josh Cupp, Bryan Griffin, Ashleigh Griffin, Jeffery Shane Griffin, Jr. and Avery Anne Griffin.
Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Josh Cupp, Bryan Griffin, Ashleigh Griffin, Jeffery Shane Griffin, Jr. and Avery Anne Griffin and his friends Marcie Mullins and Mike Baker.
Cleveland Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
Sorry to hear about Doug. Our parents were friends many years ago so Doug and I were playmates. Thoughts and prayers.
Tommy Saunders - August 20 at 09:06 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Some of my earliest memories were made with this Family.
Justin George - July 01 at 10:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I'm Douglas Griffin's niece of Phoenix ,Az I'm so sorry to hear about my uncle's death . It was a shock as I loved him very much . I remember him and my grandfather used to go hunting together when I was a child growing up in Cleveland . I got to see him 10 years ago I was glad to see him and I will miss him terribly . Rest in peace you are with the angles and my grandparents . You are not suffering anymore . Lady Yvette ( Griffin ) Anderson
Lady Yvette Anderson - July 01 at 05:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about uncle Doug
Lady Yvette Anderson - July 01 at 05:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Doug's passing. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.
Griffin Steed - June 30 at 06:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry of Doug's passing, I'm the one that did the oil painting raffle to get his first wheel chair.I worked at Baxter with him & had the same boss when the accident happened, J.Collier
J.Collier - June 29 at 03:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A New Sunrise Spray was purchased for the family of John D. Griffin.
June 29 at 02:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Nancy McKnight lit a candle in memory of John D. Griffin
Nancy McKnight - June 28 at 06:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM