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Medford Griffin

October 9, 1941 — August 7, 2021

Medford Griffin

Mr. Medford Roy Griffin, 79, of Zephyrhills, FL and Hayesville, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2021 in Gainesville, GA, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at Cedar Valley Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Chet Ragsdale officiating. The family will greet friends at the church from 12:00PM until the service begins. Burial will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. All other times, the family will be at 562 W. Anderson St., Oglethorpe, GA 31068.

Mr. Griffin was born October 9, 1941 in Ty Ty, Georgia to LeRoy and Virginia Singletary Griffin. He was a 1957 graduate of Zephyrhills High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball, football and track. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army, having served in Germany during the erection of the Berlin Wall. Once out of the Army, he came back and began working with the Zephyrhills Police Department, where he would go on to retire as Captain with 34 years of service. Mr. Griffin was an absolute golf fanatic and won numerous amateur golf tournaments and competitions in FL, GA, and NC. He was a member of GAMS (Georgia Mountain Seniors Golf.) He was also an avid saltwater fisherman in his younger years.

Most importantly, Mr. Griffin was a true family man, and loved all of his family dearly. He was the greatest husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and all around person and will be missed dearly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Griffin (Rubye) and a sister, Vera Pike.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Terry Odette Griffin of Zephyrhills, FL and Hayesville, NC; two daughters, MaLeisa Griffin Cross and her husband, Ken and Berta Griffin Cox and her husband, Paul, Jr., both of Oglethorpe, GA; his son, Roy Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Angela of Gainesville, GA; three brothers, Wayne Griffin and his wife, Betsy of Montezuma, GA, Donnie Griffin and his wife, Dale of Zebulon, GA, and Jay Griffin and his wife, Marilyn of Oglethorpe, GA; two sisters, Carolyn Griffin Lloyd of Americus, GA and Marilyn Griffin of Oglethorpe, GA; seven grandchildren, Krissy Bennett (Kyle), Brandon Cox(Kristen), Lea Burch(Chris), Ashley Way(Sam), Kenny Cross, Samantha Griffin and Rhett Griffin; 12 beloved great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Paul Pike; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best buddy, his dog Gator.

Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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