James Calvin McGriff, 88, of Star City, passed away on December 6, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was born on February 9, 1931 in Star City to the Late Robert Monroe and Fairy Vermillion McGriff.
Mr. McGriff was a self-employed logger, a member of the Pigeon Roost Saddle club, Pigeon Roost Hunting Club, and the coon hunter’s association. He loved hunting, fishing, and was an overall great outdoorsman. He was a Baptist.
Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Juanita Marie McGriff; six brothers, Buddy McGriff, Arthur McGriff, Clyde McGriff, Monroe McGriff, Chester McGriff, and Hoyt McGriff, and four sisters; Edna Nutt, Emogene Reynolds, Beatrice McGriff, and Irene Noland.
Survivors include three sons, Dale McGriff and wife, Candy, of Star City, John McGriff and wife, Nat, of Hot Springs, and Robert McGriff and wife, Tammy, of Star City; two daughters, Barbara Ann Sterling and husband, Lawrence, of Greenwood, and Mary Haynes and husband, Mark, of Star City; a sister, Eva Cogbill of Hot Springs and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, December 9, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City, followed by graveside services at 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Bro. Elmer Byerly and Bro. Thomas McGriff will officiate.