John Marion Griffin: Loris
John Marion Griffin of Loris, age 69, passed away Tuesday, April 15 at Mission Hospital in Asheville following a sudden illness. He was 69.
Born on January 1, 1945 in Mooresville, a son of Mr. Clyde Griffin and Mrs. Eunice Dixon Griffin.
Mr. Griffin served his country with courage and honor in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during Vietnam and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. Mr. Griffin retired as a police officer and attended Harvest Baptist Church but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia McDaniel Griffin of Loris; son, John Griffin and wife, Dana of Loris; two daughters, Kelli Griffin of Loris, and Konnie Miller of Asheville; four grandchildren, Kali, Kadien and Jaci Griffin and Keaton Miller and two brothers, Ronnie Carver and wife, Donna of Mooresville, and Clyde “Bo” Carver and wife, Maxine of Cornelius.
Mr. Griffin was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Terry Carver.
Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Cane Branch Cemetery with Reverend Neal Watson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Mr. John M. Griffin at woundedwarriorproject.org or mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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