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Robert Jackson “Jack” Griffin was born prematurely at home on May 15, 1929, in Fair Play.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and siblings.  

His parents were Roy S. Griffin and Sarah Ann Sawyer Griffin. He was the fourth of 10 children born in his family and the last of his generation to survive.  

His siblings were Margie (Sawyer) Galyon, Joetta (Griffin) Curl Badiali, Roy Jr., John, Gene, Jerold, Jerry, James and Janet.

Robert was called Jack throughout his life.  

Jack married Dorothy Jean Furnas, his one true love, on June 26, 1949. They were married 68 years. 

They had four daughters who survive him, Florence Ann Sebren and husband Don of Sommerville, Tennessee, Roberta Jean Drake and husband Ronnie of Needmore, Carol Mayona Larssen of Fair Play, and Claudia Jane Gaylord and husband Ron of Fair Play. There are 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

The family celebrated his life with a party after his graveside service. He was interred at Shady Grove Cemetery, Fair Play, less than a half mile from his birthplace, on Friday, May 17.  

He loved greatly and will be greatly missed.

Online condolences may be made at greenlawnfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel, Bolivar.

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