Joseph Ronald “Ron” Griffin, 76 passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born November 14, 1936 in Alamance County NC son to the late Joseph Kelsie Griffin and Mildred Durham Griffin Wagoner. He is also preceded in death by his wife Nancy Lee Holliman Griffin, step father Robert Wagoner, and an infant son Todd Griffin.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, July 8, 2013 in First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, with burial to follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Ron was an U.S. AirForce veteran, and retired in 1998 as Director of Public Works from the City of Monroe. He then worked for Morrison Appraisal until 2010. Ron loved his family and his church, and was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Monroe for almost 50 years. He served as Clerk of Session, Elder, Deacon, member of the choir, Sunday School Teacher, cook, and volunteered in countless other capacities. In 2012 he was named Elder Emeritus, the highest lay honor in the Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by two sons, Rob Griffin, wife, Charlotte of Raleigh, Shan Griffin, wife, Shelley of Charlotte; and three grandsons, Zack, Davis, and Sam Griffin, all of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Gordon Funeral Service & Crematory, 1904 Lancaster Ave. Monroe NC 28112.
Memorials may be made the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Heritage Endowment 302 E. Windsor St. Monroe NC 28112.
Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuner alservice.com