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Bobby R. "Bob" Griffith

January 18, 1943 - March 2, 2019

ON SATURDAY, MARCH 2,2019, BOB R. GRIFFITH WENT HOME TO BE WITH HIS LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST AFTER A BRIEF BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER. BORN 76 YEARS AGO IN MEMPHIS, TN, HE MOVED TO THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA IN 1974. HE SERVED FOUR YEARS IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE, AND GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE. SELF-EMPLOYED, BOB HELPED MANY PEOPLE IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES FIND HOPE AND HOUSING.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SON, RICHARD B. GRIFFITH AND HIS WIFE BARBARA OF YORK COUNTY; FOUR SIBLINGS, PEGGY JENNINGS (CHARLES) OF MEMPHIS, EDGAR GRIFFITH (DONNA) OF MEMPHIS, NANCY LUNSFORD (JERRY) OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FL AND JANIS BOYER OF THE SOUTH; TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS, ARIEL GRIFFITH OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VA AND MICHELLE GRIFFITH OF MIDLOTHIAN, VA AND MANY NIECES, NEPHEW’S AD COUSINS. HE IS PREDECEASED BY HIS PARENTS, EDGAR AND DOLLY GRIFFITH SR., HIS WIFE PAT AND HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER KELLY GRIFFITH.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WITH MILITARY HONORS WILL BE HELD AT 11A.M. MONDAY, MARCH 11 AT PENINSULA MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN NEWPORT NEWS. ALTEMEYER FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS AND INVITES MEMORIAL GIFTS TO BE GIVEN TO IT’ TREASURED MEMORIES FUND TO HELP WITH FAMILY EXPENSES.

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Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Location:

Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606


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