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Charles Clennon Griggs

INDEPENDENCE — Charles Clennon Griggs, 73, of Sedalia passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. He was born on September 19, 1943 in Sedalia, the son of Oliver C. Stinnet who preceded him in death and Maxine (Kindle) Griggs, who resides in Sedalia. In 1952 Charles was adopted by Milford Griggs, who preceded him in death.

In 1961 in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Emily Brown and they had two children, Carrie Rozier and her husband Randy of Sedalia and James Braden of Blue Springs, MO. In March of 1967 in Miami, OK he was united in marriage to Anna Chism, who preceded him in death, they had two sons, Charlie M. Griggs and his spouse Vic Zimmerschied of Sedalia and Michael Griggs and his spouse Christi Brown of Sedalia.

Charles worked as a car salesman. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed mowing grass, and caring for his farm. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in the 101st Airborne, where he received the Purple Heart Medal. He was past commander of Sedalia VFW Post #2591.

He is also survived by his long time companion, Sue Privitt of the home and their dog Socks; a sister, Judy Bell and her husband Raymond of Sedalia; 10 grandchildren, Halli, Kady, Chelsea, Paige, Cody, Jace, Austin, Madysen, Hailey, and Kyziah; a great grandson, Braxton Lee, to be born on July 5th, 2017; a special aunt, Nadine Klein of Sedalia; and a host of other family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center with Rev. Stanley Jobe officiating and Rev. Corbet Martin assisting.

Family visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

A private burial will be at a later date in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Honorary bearers will be Gary Williams, Robert Britton, Kirby Pyle, Jeff Lucchesi, James Sisson and Charlie Patterson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Luke's Mid American Heart Institute or to the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.



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Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com from Jun. 28 to Jun. 29, 2017.
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July 7, 2017
So sorry to hear about the loss of Chuck our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ginny and Wayne Templeton Katy Texas
July 2, 2017
SORRY to hear GOD BLESS U ALL TERRY DANA GOODMAN
TERRY GOODMAN
June 30, 2017
Thought s and prayers for the family.
Lisa McFarland
June 30, 2017
My condolences to Chuck's family.
John Menefee, Jr.
June 30, 2017
To Chucks family: So very sorry. Our thoughts& prayers are with you. RIP chuck. Andy Carol Klein Vicki Chelsea Klein Steve Tim Klein
Vicki klein
June 30, 2017
Maxine and all the family.our hearts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. Jerry&Sherri Brosch
Jerry Brosch
June 30, 2017
Sending prayers to your family,so sorry for your loss
vickie&david shackles
June 30, 2017
Maxine and Family, We are so sorry for your great loss...Know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him...
with Sincere sympathy...
Kenny & Mickey Siron
June 30, 2017
Maxine so sorry for the Lost of your son much love to you and your family love Marjorie ann Reynolds
June 30, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are for the family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Mike and Cheryl Bell
June 29, 2017
Maxine, Judy and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of Chuck. He always greeted us with a big smile and a friendly attitude. We thought a lot of him. We are thinking of you and feel for your family,
Virgil and Tanja Tagtmeyer
June 29, 2017
Maxine,Carrie,Chelsea and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Blessings on your family, Sherry Woodman, Home Ec building Mo. State Fair
Sherry Woodman
June 29, 2017
Maxine & FAMILY, so, so, sorry. with love & HUGS.
June 29, 2017
Maxine & family, so , so , sorry. my love with HUGS Cody Droege
June 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. Our Deepest Sympathies.

Misty and John Patterson
Misty and John Patterson
June 29, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Kevin Menefee
June 29, 2017
To Chuck family. My heart goes out to all of you. So so sorry for your lost. From Donna Harrelson King and Family.
Donna King
June 29, 2017
To Chuck family my heart goes out to you all. So so sorry for your lost. From Donna Harrelson King and family.
Donna King
June 29, 2017
Tie the family of Chuck my heart goes out to you all so so sorry for your lost.
Donna Harrelson King and family.1
June 28, 2017
Jamie and family sorry for your loss chucki was a fun person
todd and cherie fredrickson
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