Dale Kenneth "Ken" Griffis
September 13, 1927 -
August 2, 2013
Dale Kenneth "Ken" Griffis, 85, of Pea Ridge passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a native of Sebring, Florida. He was a US Army
Air Corp Veteran of WWII
. He was a retired Federal Civil Service Employee whose working career took him to Brookley Field, Mobile, Naval Air Rework Facility, Pensacola, Vietnam, Whiting Field, and Eglin Air Force Base. His love of airplanes led him to build his own experimental home built plane, that actually flew. He was an avid reader and loved to read about treasure hunters and finding gold. He loved to watch and tell you about classic movies, again and again and again. He was a man that enjoyed his retirement. He loved to travel, whether it be by RV, Airplane or, especially, a cruise ship. He attended First Baptist Church of Milton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Mae Lambert, his brother, L.G. Griffis and his son, Rodney Griffis.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Katherine Adams Griffis, of Pea Ridge;
three daughters, Jackie (Tim) McCary of Milton, Kathie (Mike) Lewis of Milton and Christie (Roy) Worton of Warner Robins, Georgia; 15 grandchildren, Kim, Lisa, Angie, Jeffrey, Joey, Ashley, Jason, Bobbi, Dixie, Candy, Rachelle, Katrina, Stephen, Cameron and Kace; 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday August 6, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Milton with Dr. David Spencer, officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Milton from 6 to 8, Monday night.
Active pallbearers will be, Stephen Lewis, Cameron Worton, Kace Worton, Roy Worton, Jaden McCary, Tim McCary and Mike Lewis.
Lewis Funeral Home will be in entrusted with all the arrangements.
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