01/18/13 — Johnnie Charles Griffith, 73, of Grayson, went to be with the Lord at his home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at his residence.
He was born July 15, 1939, on Robin in Hitchins, to the late Edison and Naomi Dickison Griffith.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Griffith.
Johnnie was a laborer for General Refractories in Hitchins, an Army Veteran and was of the Baptist Faith. He loved to watch westerns, fish, read the newspaper and take his daily rides making “his rounds.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet Dillow Griffith; a daughter, Ginger (Ryan) McClurg; three sons, Johnnie Edison (Johnda) Griffith, Matthew (Regina) Griffith and Mark (girlfriend Crystal Cantrell) Griffith, all of Grayson; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Jacob, Zachary, Kevin, Nolan, Cody, Nathan and Bradley; two great grandchildren, Jeramiha and Trinity; a special dog, Toby “his boy”; four brothers, William (Phyllis) Griffith of Eastview, Robert (Miranda) Griffith, Pete Griffith and Richard Griffith, all of Grayson; and two sisters, Laura Rice of Grayson and Kathy (Estil) Bowen of Ashland.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Terry Dean, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be Saturday evening, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com