June 6, 2012
Wade Lee Griffith, age 65, recently passed away on Wednesday June 6, 2012, at the South Georgia Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.
Wade was born in Wilkes-Barre on August 2, 1946, and was a son of the late Walter L. Griffith Sr. and Claire J. (Mitchell) Griffith of Kingston.
Wade enjoyed working in the radio and TV broadcasting industry for 30 years.
He served in the United States Army and was a Captain in the 75th Ranger Battalion. He served his country in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded various Medals of Valor by the United States Army.
Mr. Griffith was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter Lee and Anna Griffith, and a brother, David.
Surviving are his wife, Kim Patton, Hahira, Ga.; sons, Wade Jr., Ashley, and David Griffith, Hazleton; daughters, Helen, Dallas, and Deanna Griffith and Megan Spells, Georgia; brothers, Scott K. Griffith, Hanover Township; William L. Griffith, Kingston, and Walter L Griffith Jr., Trucksville; granddaughter, Sophie Scalf, Hahira, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
There was a funeral service to celebrate the life of Wade Lee Griffith in Valdosta, Ga., at the Chapel of Music Funeral Service on Saturday, June 9. Friends are welcome to offer letters and cards of sympathy to Claire Griffith, 4 Duplan Manor, Kingston, PA 18704, and sign the guestbook at www.musicfuneralservices.com.