Don Edwin Griffin, Sr., 81, of Layne’s Cove Community in Pelham, Tennessee died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his home.
The son of the late Perry and Audrey Pearl Stanley Griffin, he was a truck driver with McLean Trucking Company for over 30 years. He served his country as Sgt. 1st Class with the US Army veteran during the Korean War, was a member of Valley Home Methodist Church in Valley Home, Tennessee and a member of and a 32nd degree Mason at the Dunlap Lodge #693 F&AM. He loved spending his spare time rebuilding old, antique tractors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Perry Griffin and Kenneth Glenn Griffin and sisters, Clo Lee and Jo Henderson.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra Griffin of Pelham; children, Yvonne (Jamie) O’Linger of Bryant, Alabama, Don “Eddie” (Lou) Griffin, Jr. of New Hope, Delisa (Neal) Hammons of Bishop, Virginia, Carmen (Reggie) Rowe of Caledonia, Mississippi and Jason (Cindy) Griffin of El Paso, Texas; step-son, Brian (Kelly) North of Enterprise, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Royce Griffin of Dunlap; sister, Sharon Culpepper of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. (central time) on Friday, June 19 with Pastors Troy Smith and Kirk Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, June 18 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with a Masonic service beginning at 7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or by visiting woundedwarriorproject.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting rogersfuneralhome.com.