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Richard Griffin

June 10, 1919 — May 4, 2008

Richard Lee Griffin, 88, of Staunton, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at his home.

He was born June 10, 1919 in Highland County, a son of the late John Robert and Alta (Slayton) Griffin.

Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was a member of VFW Post #2216.  He had been employed by Stanley Furniture Company, formerly Basic-Witz.  He was an avid NASCAR and baseball fan.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter L. Griffin and five sisters, Grace M. Griffin, Bertha E. Williams, Janet Grogg, Gertrude L. Johnson and an infant sister, Delphie Mae Griffin.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Griffin of Fulks Run; a son, Douglas L. Griffin of Harrisonburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell by the Rev. Donald Rose and Rev. Mike Puffenbarger.  Burial will be in Monterey Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be VFW Post #2216 members.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1920H Medical Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.


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