Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, April 17, 2013
Completed arrangements are being announced for Billy George “Bill” Griffin, 77, of Union City, who died 6 a.m. April 16, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Union City.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Dr. Bobby Williams and the Revs. Tony Smith and Drew Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Ararat Cemetery near Troy.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Tony Griffin, Claudie Cranford, Barry Cranford, Eugene Fletcher, Gene Bone and Wayne Becton. Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Becton, the Rev. James Westbrook and Bill Wilkerson.
He was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Obion County, son of the late Mary Willie “Bill” (Cranford) and Elmer Edward Griffin Sr. He married the former Mary Ann Duncan May 7, 1997. She survives.
He was a 1967 graduate of John A. Gupton Mortuary College in Nashville and had been employed at White-Ranson Funeral Home for 15 years. He retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 19 years of service. He was a former Union City councilman and was a member of Mt. Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He had served in the U.S. Army.
He is also survived by two daughters, Sonja Von Griffin of Kentucky Lake and Lisa Gail Griffin of Union City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Lee and Laurie Griffin of Union City and Kevin Dewayne and Rhonda Griffin of Rives; two step- daughters, Marilynn Annette Callis of Simpsonville, S.C., and Karen Jeanine Baker of Martin; his brother and sister-in-law, Elmer Edward Griffin Jr. and Glenda Griffin of Union City; two grandchildren, Brandon Griffin of Rives and Brandy June Griffin of Union City; four step-grandchildren, Zach Callis of Nashville, Heather Baker and Carman Baker, both of Martin, and Coby Puckett of South Fulton; three step-great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, Melvin and Marie Williams of Union City, Pamela Jackson of South Fulton, Frank and Carol Ruch of Festus, Mo., Hazel Byassee and Ricky and Susie Byassee, all of Clinton, Ky., and Tommy and Rebecca Stinson of Arlington, Ky.; his niece, Teresa Fletcher of Union City; and his nephew, Tony Griffin of Palm Springs, Calif.
He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Peggy June (Butts) Griffin; and an infant sister.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.