Robert Joseph Griffin, 77, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
He was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Bayonne, N.J., to the late John Joseph and Mary T. Peterson Griffin.
He was in the National Guard for many years.
Surviving is his wife, Elaine S. Griffin; a son Robert J. Griffin Jr. of Wilmington; a daughter, Susan Hewitt of Ingleside, Texas; two brothers, John J. Griffin of Seminole, Fla., and Thomas E. Griffin of Bound Brook, N.J.; and a sister, Patricia S. Brass of Lakeland, Fla.
A celebration of life service was set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Step Up For Soldiers, P.O. Box 2003, Carolina Beach, NC 28449 or Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314 or Cat Tails, 6622 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W Shallotte, NC 28459
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Feb. 7, 2013