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FLOYD "JERRY", 85
Ocala - Gerald Floyd "Jerry" Griffith, 85, of Ocala, FL, went to the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
Born on September 30, 1927 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, son to the late Floyd and Edith (Lungren) Griffith, he moved to Ocala in 1994 from Wisconsin. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran. Jerry practiced as a Doctor of Optometry for 40 years, until retiring in 1990. Jerry was a member at Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ocala.
His past hobbies included boating, vacations with his family and he was avid reader and an accomplished woodworker.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marilyn; children, Richard Griffith and wife Mary of WI, Jane Treske and her husband Jim of TX, Jean Nicholas and her husband Jack of TX and Mary Griedl and her husband Jim of TX; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Lorin Griffith and his wife Joyce of FL and Elaine Nowicki and her husband Ralph of WI.
Memorial services to be held at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.. Condolences may be expressed at:
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013