Grant Gillis Griffin, 83, of Conway died on June 5, 2016 at his home.
He was a 1950 graduate of Conway High School and a 1956 graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He worked at funeral homes in Conway, N. Little Rock, Magnolia, Rison, Greenbrier, McGehee and Star City, which he owned from 1973-1979.
While living in Star City, Mr. Griffin retired as Assistant Fire Chief and had served as the Lincoln County Coroner from 1959 until 1980. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Magnolia and a past president of the Southeast Arkansas Peace Officers Association. Later, he was a locksmith for the Arkansas Department of Correction and was working for Yeager Transportation in Greenbrier. He was an endowment member of the National Rifle Association. He loved gun and locksmithing. He knew many and loved all. He never met a stranger.
Mr. Griffin was born on June 11, 1932 in Faulkner County and was the son of the late Minor Afton and Harriet Hall Fowlkes Griffin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Afton M. Griffin and grandchild, Griffin Irons.
Survivors include his wife, Robbie Sagers Griffin of Conway; two sons, Grant Gillis (Dodie) Griffin II of Dumas and Keith Douglas Griffin of Star City; two daughters, Permelia (Bill) Griffin Huffman of Hardin and Kayla (Eric) Griffin Irons of Conway; a step-daughter, Angela Montgomery of Conway; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on June 8 at 10 a.m. at Bishop-Crites Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Hugh Austin officiating. Visitation will be held on June 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Round Mountain Cemetery in Conway.