Norfolk- James F. Griffin, 94, went to be with the Lord Wednesday December 14, 2011.
He was born February 15, 1917 in North Carolina to the late William and Doner Griffin and has been a resident of Norfolk for over 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances V. Griffin on May 17th of this year.
Left to cherish his memory are his children James K. Griffin Barbara , Stephen W. Griffin Gloria , Michael E. Griffin Brenda, and one daughter Donna Griffin ; stepchildren Patricia Dawley, Nancy Haley , Deborah Heckert Rick and Karen Van OstrandGail. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Mr. Griffin was a very active member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church in Norfolk and NARTU Norfolk association. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, serving during W.W. II and retired as a Master Chief in 1975. He also retired as an aircraft inspector from NARF, Norfolk.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 12pm December 17, 2011with Rev. John B. Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Friday, December 16, 2011 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com