Gary B. Griffin Jr.

Jan 09, 2013

Faithful Husband, Dad

CANTON — Gary Bennett Griffin Jr., 44, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at Mission Hospitals-Memorial Campus.

A native of Roanoke Rapids, he was raised and lived most of his life in Wake County.  He resided in Haywood County from 1995 to 1998 and since 2008.  He was the son of Mary Brown Griffin of Fuquay-Varina, and Gary Griffin Sr., and his wife, Doris, of Sylva.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and his fraternal grandfather.  Gary was employed with Tyco Corporation and was a member of High Street Baptist Church.  He worked most of his life in the lumber industry, was past minister at Laurel Grove Baptist Church and served as an interim pastor as the need arose.  Gary loved fishing and hunting and was dedicated to his family and devoted to his Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ginger Griffin; a daughter, Holly Griffin; a son, Colin Griffin, both of the home; grandmother, Bea Griffin, of Canton; a brother, Michael Griffin, and his wife, Sabrina, of Garner; sister-in-law, Penny Stephens, of Clayton; mother and father in-law, Joe and Phyllis Stephens of Fuquay-Varina; and a grandson, Holton Griffin.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at High Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Willett officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon to 2:15 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to High Street Baptist Church, 73 High St., Canton, NC  28716; Patel Account, Faith FWB Church, 1200 W. Grantham St., Goldsboro, NC  27503; Hope International Ministries, c/o Mark and Amy Coats, 11415 Hope International Dr., Tampa, FL  33625; or to Champion Credit Union, Donations for Gary Griffin, 1 Academy St., Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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