Gilbert John Griffin

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Gilbert John Griffin
AIKEN - Mr. Gilbert John Griffin, 88, of Aiken, SC - beloved husband of sixty-one years to Betty Joan (Billings) Griffin, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Born to Leslie and Lola Griffin, October 27, 1928, in Brooklyn, Michigan where he spent his childhood and a majority of his adult life and was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Napoleon, Michigan. In addition to his loving wife, family members include children and their spouses; David and Patty Prough, Michael and Julie Griffin; grandchildren, Leslie (Nick) Spicer, Travis (Kara) Griffin, James (Misha) Friday, Jackson Friday and Kelley (John) Stuckey of Omaha, NE. Great grandchildren: Lucas, Hannah, Owen, Annie-Rae, Katy and Beau.
Following his formal education, Gilbert enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War serving in the 86th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. After his discharge, his career spanned thirty-two years with Ford Motor Company in Michigan before retiring and moving to Spring Hill, Florida for several years. In June of 2000, they moved to Aiken, SC. During his leisure time he enjoyed puttering around the yard, spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, bowling and especially golf, of which he always liked to boast of achieving a hole-in-one.
A private family service will be held Friday, November 3, 2017, at Southlawn Cemetery where his cremated remains will be interred. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The at 140 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Oct. 31, 2017
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