Stephen Griffin Sr.

Stephen Adams Griffin Sr., 78 of Comfort, passed away Thursday morning, March 6, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Bertle Griffin; and his brother, Lonnie F. Griffin.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, friend, and Soul Mate of 57 years, Shelby "Jean" Griffin of the home; son, Steve Griffin Jr. and wife Lisa of Richlands; daughters, Teresa Tefft and husband Ray of Richlands and Lisa Avery and husband Wayne of Kinston; sisters, Mary Bateman of Richlands, Kathleen White of Jacksonville, Rachel Moore of Portsmouth, Va., Elizabeth Croom of Richlands, and Joy Thomas of Comfort; and grandchildren, Stephen Griffin III, Amber Joan Fisher, Sarah Jean Bedard, Mary Ashley Griffin, and Joey Walter Bedard.

A memorial service celebrating Steve's life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands with Pastor Steve Evans officiating. A gathering of friends and family will follow the memorial service also at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the family's request, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands.

Funeral Home

Johnson Funeral Home
210 Hargett St Richlands, NC 28574
(910) 324-4415

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Mar. 8 to Mar. 11, 2014