Graveside services for Raymond Griffin, 79, of Kilgore will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Danville Cemetery in Kilgore with the Reverend David Hampton officiating with interment following services. Mr. Griffin passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 in Kilgore.
Mr. Griffin was born May 7, 1932 in Cass County, Texas to the late B.F. Griffin and Alma Hancock. Raymond worked in the East Texas Oilfield as a Derrick Hand for many years. He enjoyed several hobbies including gardening working cattle and beekeeping. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Raymond will be truly missed by the family and friends he leaves behind.
Mr. Griffin is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Nancy and James Copeland of Kilgore; son Mike Griffin of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; three sisters Dela May Sharik of Houston, Julie Smith of Garland and Mary Lou Mayo of Desoto; one brother Mack Griffin of Pittsburg; two grandchildren Jason Copeland and Matthew Copeland and wife Misty; three great grandchildren as well as many other loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.