Charles Lee "Charlie" Griffin
1938 - 2021
January 28, 1938
February 25, 2021
Charles "Charlie" Lee Griffin

January 28, 1938 - February 25, 2021

Charles "Charlie" Lee Griffin, 83, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the Ballad Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn., following an extended illness.

He was born in Sugar Grove, Va., on January 28, 1938, a son of the late Claude Lee Griffin and Margaret Hutton Griffin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Griffin; and two sisters, Vivian Love and Marie Sherfey.

Charlie retired from Bristol Herald Courier after 50+ years of service. Charlie loved going to auctions, storage unit sales, and eating out with all of his friends and family. In honor of Charlie, the family would like to remember him by announcing some of his famous sayings and quips; "Mamma said they'd be days like this", and "That's the way the mop flops", and finally "Oh no! Not Today!"

Charlie is survived by niece, Angela Marie Rash and husband, William, of Bristol, Va.; nephew, William Lee Griffin and wife, Pam, of Bristol, Va.; two sisters, Daphne Lois Powers of Bristol, Va., Patricia Ann Boyle and husband, Rod, of Alexandria, Ind.; two great-nephews, Elijah Fricker and Timmy Griffin; two great-nieces, Chloe Hayton and Breanna Rash; sister-in-law, Mary Griffin; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March, 2, 2021, at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services with Pastor Paul Mayes officiating. A live stream of the funeral service will be available on Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services facebook page, The committal and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel on the day of the service to go in procession to Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Shriners Children's Ohio, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 4540, ph.#: (855) 206-2096.

Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting Griffin and his family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, (276) 669-6141.

Blevins Funeral Home

417 Lee Street Bristol, VA 24236

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Published by Bristol Herald Courier on Feb. 28, 2021.
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I work with his brother William Griffin at the City of Bristol . Throughout the years you could always ride down the road that he lived on he would always wave and smile. Prayers
Wayne Ferguson
March 1, 2021
I can remember Charlie delivering the paper at my dad's store (Helton's Grocery) in Barytes for many years! Daddy thought the world of Charlie and bragged that no matter how bad the weather got, Charlie wanted to get them delivered! My condolences to his family....he was one of the greatest generation.
Janet Helton Wood
March 1, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family. I will miss seeing out on the porch sitting as he has done for years. Charlie was a good friend to everyone he knew. I have known Charlie for so many years and he always made sure you got your morning newspapers. A good man!
Wayne Thurston
February 28, 2021