Donald "Bobby" Griffin Sr., age 80 years of Merrillville, IN, passed away peacefully March 16, 2017. Donald was born to Isaac Sr., and Florine Griffin on October 9, 1936. He was a graduate of Froebel High School Class of 1954. Bobby retired from the Budd Company and Lake County Assessor's Office. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Isaac (Marilie) Griffin Jr., sister Luella Roper and daughter-in-law Deatra Griffin. Survived by loving son and caregiver Donald Jr., loving daughters Wanda and Pamela; loving son Derrick; grandchildren Martina, Martine, Whitney, Malcolm Jr., Pamela, Donika, Derrick Jr. and Ayana. 10 great grandchildren; best friends James Wright and Willie Wilkerson and many other relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 12 to 8:00p.m. with family hours from 6 to 8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral service Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.