Henry Rawls Griffin

Henry Rawls Griffin

Birth
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Mar 2016 (aged 80)
Burial Windsor, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 161232722 · View Source
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Henry R. Griffin
Henry Rawls Griffin, 80,
passed away on Monday,
March 28, 2016. He was
born May 29, 1935 in Isle of
Wight County and was the
son of the late Robert Lee
and Ivey May G. Griffin. He
was predeceased by brothers,
Robert Lee Griffin Jr.
and Francis Seward Griffin,
and daughter-in-law,
Jane Brusky Griffin.
Henry was a 1953 graduate
of Windsor High
School and a 1957 graduate
of Virginia Polytechnic
Institute with a BS in agricultural
education. In 1957,
Henry graduated, married
and moved to Tappahannock
where a job was waiting
for him. He worked
for the Virginia Cooperative
Extension in Essex
and Middlesex counties
and later in Nansemond
County. He later went to
work for Gwaltney Inc. in
Smithfield as an assistant
manager of procurement.
He retired from Smithfield
Foods after 39 years.
In 1994, the organization
of the Southeast
Swine Producers awarded
him the Virginia Pork Industry
Association Service
Award for 45 years of service
in the pork industry.
He served in United States
Army Reserves for six and
a half years.
Henry was a life-long
member of Woodland
United Methodist Church,
where he served as chairman
of board of trustees
for more than 40 years,
sang in the choir, taught
Sunday school, served as
superintendent of Sunday
school for many years and
chaired the administration
council. Henry was
a charter member of the
United Methodist Men
and was the last surviving
charter member. Henry received
special recognition
for his faith and dedication
to Woodland Church when
he was presented with a
pin and certificate, and
a special gift to missions
was made in his honor. He
was also a member of the
Isle of Wight Ruritan Club,
past president for several
years and was zone 5 governor
of Holland District
in 1971, and a member of
the Orbit Hunt Club.
He is survived by his
wife, Angie Eley Griffin
of 59 years; his sons, Allen
Keith Griffin and companion,
Beth, Christopher
“Chris” Henry Griffin and
wife Cindy; daughter, Ann
R. Griffin Bracey and husband
Travis; grandsons,
Brandon Carey Griffin,
Tyler James Bracey and
Troy Allen Bracey; brother,
Frederick Steele Griffin
of Florida; many nieces,
nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, March 30,
2 p.m. at Woodland United
Methodist Church, 20051
Orbit Road, Windsor with
Pastor Mandy Newman
and the Rev. Robert L. Cofield
Jr. officiating. Burial
will follow in the church
cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be
made to Woodland UMC,
Perpetual Cemetery Fund,
c/o Delores G. Steinert,
Bob White Road, Windsor,
VA 23487 or to Windsor
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 636,
Windsor, VA 23487.
Online condolences
may be offered to the family
at www.RWBakerFH.
com
R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral
Home and Crematory,
509 W. Washington St.,
Suffolk is hand
The Smithfield Times – Wed., Maarch 30, 2016


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  • Created by: Judy McKinley
  • Added: 17 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161232722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Rawls Griffin (29 May 1935–28 Mar 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161232722, citing Woodland United Methodist Church Cemetery, Windsor, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Judy McKinley (contributor 47408418) .