|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1935|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2012|
A memorial service was held Oct. 19, 2012 for Byron Paul Griffy, 76, Fowler. He died Oct. 12, 2012 in Fowler, one day before his 77th birthday.
He was born Oct. 13, 1935 in Ninaview, CO to Paul Lester Griffy and Gay Vanderpool Griffy and was the youngest of 5 children. He graduated from Las Animas High School in 1954, Otero Junior College in 1956 and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1958. Prior to purchasing Crist Funeral Homes in Fowler and Manzanola, Mr. Griffy was employed at funeral homes in Pueblo, Salida, Las Animas, serving families in the Arkansas Valley for more than 56 years.
He also served on the Fowler school board for over 13 years and was privileged to present each of his three daughters with their school diplomas. He was also a member of the Fowler United Methodist church.
He is survied by a sister Leah Martin of Las Animas, daughters Lindalin (Rev. Vernon) Dockter of Delta, Linette Griffy (Gina Higgs) of Fowler and Amy Griffy (Catherine Barkett) of Fort Myers, FL, grandchildren Neylan Gay Flanigan Griffy, Liam Paul Griffy, Laken Marie Griffy, Hannah Higgs and Preston Higgs Jr. and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Mr. Griffy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bud Griffy and Otis Griffy and sister Alma Hollyman.
Officiating at the memorial service at the West Assembly of God Church in Fowler were Paster Darryl Johnson of Fowler and Bishop Charles Giebler of Florence. Music for the service was provided by life long friend Pat Perue.
At Mr. Griffy's request, cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will occur at a later date.
The family request memorials be made to the Fowler United Methodist Church, West Assembly of God Church in Fowler or a charity of choice.
Byron P. Griffy, of Fowler. Service arrangements are pending.
Pueblo Chieftain Mon Oct 15 2012
Mr. Griffy died of gunshot wound autopsy finds. Suspicious circumstances - investigation pending
Refer to article Pueblo Chieftain wed Oct 17 2012 Page 3B for more details. Also refer to article in Fowler Tribune dated Oct 17 2012.
Byron P. Griffy, 76, of Fowler. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at the West Assembly of God Church in Fowler, 406 W. Eugene Ave., with Pastor Darryl Johnson officiating. Online condolences at www.charlesanthonyfh.com
Inurnment will follow at a later date.
Specifically: Charles Anthony Funeral Home
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Danielaღ
Record added: Oct 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98829119
Byron: You will be missed, may you rest in heavenly peace.|
Added: Oct. 13, 2012