Mr. Russell T. (Ted) Griffin was born November 14th 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Ernest F. Griffin Sr. and Mildred Alene Griffin. He departed this life on February 20, 2019 at Old Knox Commons, completing his journey of 82 years.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his two brothers Ernest Griffin Jr. William J Griffin, and a son, Ronald P. Griffin.
Ted was a hard worker, and a great provider for his family. He instilled this strong work ethic in all six of his sons. He began his professional career by serving in the Air Force with the Florida Air National Guard and Louisiana Air Guard. He would later go on to become Regional Manager of Hudson Paper Company, Wells Lamont Inc. and Boss Manufacturing Inc. During his time at Wells Lamont Inc. and Boss Manufacturing Inc. he won the distinction of Salesman of the Year. He was also a member of the GMRA club in Charlotte, NC. In his spare time, Ted enjoyed boating, driving sports cars, and spending time with his family.
Ted leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 58 years Patricia F. Griffin of Davidson; sons Russell T. Griffin Jr. Richard A. Griffin (JJ Griffin), Randall K. Griffin (Debra Griffin), Robert D. Griffin (Iris Griffin), and Redge M. Griffin (Heather Griffin); sixteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Teddy will be greatly missed.