James F. Griffin

February 15, 1917 - December 14, 2011

02/15/1917 - 12/14/2011

Past Services

Visitation
Friday December 16, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Visitation
Friday December 16, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Visitation
Friday December 16, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Visitation
Friday December 16, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Visitation
Friday December 16, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday December 17, 2011
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday December 17, 2011
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday December 17, 2011
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday December 17, 2011
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday December 17, 2011
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Service
Saturday December 17, 2011
12:00 pm

Service
Saturday December 17, 2011
12:00 pm

Service
Saturday December 17, 2011
12:00 pm

Service
Saturday December 17, 2011
12:00 pm

Service
Saturday December 17, 2011
12:00 pm

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

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Nicole Castillo
7 years ago

Grandpa oh how I love you and miss you already, You are the reason for who I am today and I am blessed to have had you in my life, you molded me and helped raise me. You will FOREVER be in my heart. You are the most amazing man and always did good thing with your life, I bet your up there in heaven dancing with grandma in front of Jesus right now and that gives me peace! I will not say goodbye but Hey I will see you later. I LOVE YOU!!!

Andrea VanOstrand
7 years ago

I am so very sorry for your lose.I hope you find peace in knowing that he is with his Lord and his Wife and is finally no longer in pain.God Bless all of you.

Cindy Griffin Abbott
7 years ago

My dear Uncle Frank will always be in my memories of one great man! When we lived in Norfolk during my childhood, we visited him often and he always reached out to my sister and I through his love and kindness! The whole Griffin family will always hold a special place in my heart, and Uncle Frank outlived them all! You will be missed, but you will be in our hearts forever.

Love you,

Cindy Abbott

Christine & Tom Quinnett
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Martha
7 years ago

Praying for all of you during this time of parting from your dear granddaddy. He is rejoicing with his dear wife and dancing before the Lord today! Love you Marion and family.

Sharon Griffin Phillips
7 years ago

Uncle Frank was one of the first uncles in my childhood memories because I lived in Norfolk, and most of my relatives were in NC. He was always such a kind, gentle man yet so strong, especially when faced with adversity. After my father Frank’s brother passed away

I really enjoyed listening to Uncle Frank’s soothing voice. He sounded just like my father, and I felt closer to him. Now, they’re in Heaven together! I will always immensely love my Uncle Frank!! My condolences to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ron and Karen Taylor
7 years ago

Uncle Frank was such a special uncle to me. I have so many great childhood memories of our Virginia trips and visits with our “Griffin” family. We will miss him so much. Our prayers are with the family during this time of loss.

LeAnn VanOstrand and Jeff Kuhn
7 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Jessica
7 years ago

you were my best friend I miss you so much. i love you granddaddy<3