Richard L. Griffin

Richard L. Griffin

Texas, USA
Death 24 Mar 1946 (aged 29)
Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Burial Douglassville, Cass County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 65477100 · View Source
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Richard L. Griffin was the victim of a serial murderer in the Texarkana area known as the Moonlight Murderer or the Phantom Killer. (information provided by Mr. Griffin's cousin).

"Richard Griffin was born August 31, 1916. He was a 29 year-old war veteran who was discharged from the Seabees in November 1945. He was a carpenter and painter and handled his own contracting.[93] Richard was living with his mother, Mrs. R. H. Griffin, at 155 Robison Courts which was built for servicemen returning from World War II and no longer exists after undergoing demolition. Griffin attended school in Linden, Texas and Union Chapel, Cass County. Griffin was last seen around 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in a West 7th street (US Highway 67 West) cafe with his sister, Eleanor, and her boyfriend J. A. Proctor. He was also seen earlier at another West 7th street cafe by friends around 2 p.m....

Griffin's body was sent to the Texarkana Funeral Home and was then sent to Union Chapel Methodist church in Cass county at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, for funeral services officiated by former pastor Rev. Mr. Everett, assisted by the current Rev. Mr. Curtwright. He is buried in Union Chapel Cemetery in Cass County. He was survived by his mother, two brothers (Welborn and David) and two sisters (Miss Eleanor Griffin and Mrs. Merle Curtis)."



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 65477100
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard L. Griffin (31 Aug 1916–24 Mar 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 65477100, citing Union Chapel Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Stacy Ann Williams (contributor 47286952) .