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Rev Wesley Justin "Justin" Griggs
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1910
Sonoma County
California, USA
Death: May 31, 2003
California, USA

Wesley "Justin" Griggs - businessman and preacher

Published: Sonoma West Times & News Wednesday, June 18, 2003 1:57 PM PDT

Wesley "Justin" Griggs went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2003 at the age of 92. Justin was born on October 22, 1910 in Healdsburg to Justin and Viola Griggs. He graduated from Santa Rosa High School. Later he graduated from Glad Tidings Bible Institute, San Francisco in 1937. Aileen Robison became his wife in 1933 and together they started five churches, and pastored nine churches between Texas and California. In 1948 Justin answered the call to Brazil to be a missionary. Aileen, the two boys and their baby girl joined him in this memorable adventure. His fire and passion in life was preaching and teaching God's Word. The other work Justin did was that of a butcher with his brother Burnett in Napa. The family is famous for cutting and selling Christmas trees in the Santa Rosa area for many years. He also owned and operated a produce market in Santa Rosa; he designed and built two mobile home parks, one in Santa Rosa and the other in Eureka. He had a shrimp boat in Texas and a tuna boat harbored in Petaluma. In the late 1970's Justin manufactured commercial crab pots for the local fishermen. At the same time he taught his oldest son to make crab pots, which he is still doing. Justin is survived by his wife of 21 years Betty J. Griggs of Eureka; two sons, Harvey Griggs and his wife Elona of Eureka, Wesley Richard Griggs of Descanso, two daughters, Dolores Hansen and her husband William of Santa Rosa and Patty Voltenbergs and her husband Mark of Eureka; his brother, Daniel Griggs and his wife Betty of Santa Rosa and his sisters Florence Slyker and her husband Bill, and Wilma McAdams of Santa Rosa; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Justin was preceded by his first wife Aileen Griggs, his parents Justin and Viola Griggs, sisters, Ora Hansen, and Ester Griggs and his brothers Harvey, and Burnett Griggs. Justin's question to everyone, even strangers, was "where are you going to spend eternity?" Lost souls were his main concern. Friends attended funeral services on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka. A reception followed at the church after the service.

Family links: 
  Justin Stephen Griggs (1881 - 1968)
  Viola Nettie Standley Griggs (1889 - 1988)
  Aileen Margaret Robison Griggs (1911 - 1981)*
  Ora Viola Griggs Hansen (1906 - 1998)*
  Alvin Burnett Griggs (1908 - 1994)*
  Wesley Justin Griggs (1910 - 2003)
  Harvey Wallace Griggs (1913 - 1926)*
  Esther Ruth Griggs (1920 - 1938)*
  Florence May Griggs Slyker (1928 - 2011)*
  Daniel Raymond Griggs (1930 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA
Plot: Section E, Tier 3, Grave 2
Maintained by: Devil Kitty Designs
Originally Created by: Josway
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72982756
Rev Wesley Justin Justin Griggs
Added by: Josway
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