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Bennie Griffin

  Bennie Griffin

Bennie Griffin

Date of Service: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Time of Service: 11:00 AM

Bennie Ray Griffin, 91, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2020 after a period of declining health. Born on May 19, 1929 in Nash County, he was the son of the late Ludie Griffin and Lillie Bissette Griffin. Bennie joined the army in 1951 and became a paratrooper at Fort Drum, New York. He was later stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the Army 11th Airborne Division. It was there he met the love of his life, Shirley Mays. Upon discharge in 1953, they relocated to Spring Hope and later to Henderson. Bennie was a Supervisor at Harriet and Henderson Mills. He was an avid outdoorsman! He loved to hunt, but he was best known for his fishing expertise which he freely shared with his family and friends. He lived to fish for Bass, Crappie and Stripers on Kerr Lake. He spent many sleepless nights on Bonner Bridge angling for Drum, Sheepheads, Trout and the like. It is only fitting that he join Shirley beside the pond at Sunset Gardens where a graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Sunset Gardens. Reverend Tim Burgess will preside. He is survived by one daughter, Sheila G. Franklin (Sammy) of Henderson; three sons, David Griffin (Barbara) of Henderson, Ray Griffin (Allene) of Greensboro; and Timmy Griffin (Danielle) of Wilmington; one sister, Lissie G. Denton of Spring Hope; two brothers, Raymond Griffin of Henderson and Richard Griffin of Asheboro; and he was the proud Papa of 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Mays Griffin; one daughter, Susan Diane Griffin; and one grandson Eric Scott Griffin. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:30 until 11 at Sunset Gardens. Mr. Griffin will be available for viewing on Monday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by the Staff of Kerr Lake Nursing Home and his devoted caregiver, Candy Bullock Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society, 165 US Hwy. 158 Bypass, Henderson, NC 27537 or to New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27537. Those attending the service are asked to wear appropriate face coverings and maintain social distancing.

Date of Death: Thursday, December 24, 2020

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