LEWIS GRIFFIN, 88, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be noon Friday, November 7, 2014, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Lewis was born August 19, 1926, in Lumberton, N.C., a son of the late Roy Harry and Maggie Allen Griffin. He was a retired insurance agent with Western-Southern Life Insurance, owner of Griffin Insurance Agency in Chesapeake, Ohio, a former Chesapeake Village Council member, and a member of the organization committee for the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department. Lewis was a Coxswain in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving in England and received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years in September, Pauline Evelyn Reynolds Griffin; two brothers, Roy Harry Griffin, Jr. and Marvin Griffin; and one sister, Mary Griffin. Lewis is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis "Butch" and Janet Griffin of Blacklick, Ohio, and Terry and Linda Griffin of Chesapeake, Ohio; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Pat) Pare of Liberty Township, Ohio, Stephen (Angie) Griffin of Lewis Center, Ohio, Suzanne (Tim) Bush of New Albany, Ohio, Drew (Nikki) Griffin of Chesapeake, Ohio, Shannon Griffin of New York City, N.Y., and Cortney (Nick) Robateau of Huntington; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Finnicum of Gallipolis, Ohio. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV, 25701. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com
Published by The Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 6, 2014.