Richard A. Griffin, Jr., 67, of Monticello passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born on September 6, 1949 in Dermott to the late Richard Anthony Griffin, Sr. and Zola Bee Scroggins Glennon.
Mr. Griffin was the owner and operator of Griffin Heating and Air for thirty-seven years. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a farmer and a cattleman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Griffin was a hard worker, devoted to the people he served. He was a loving husband, daddy, papaw and loved doing things with his family.
Other than his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Hudgens Griffin; one brother, Glen Cowan and his step-father M.L. Glennon.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruthie Reap Griffin of Monticello; two sons, Keith Griffin and Kevin Griffin and wife Kelly all of Monticello; two stepsons, T.J. Hammock and wife Trina and Jay Hammock and wife Colleen all of Monticello; a stepdaughter, Becki Knight and husband David, also of Monticello; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Griffin and wife Della of Monticello and Billy Joe Griffin and wife Vicki of Sand Hill, Mississippi; two sisters, Betty Timmons of Dumas and Rose Stephens and husband Carl of Taylor, Arkansas.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, followed by burial with military honors at the Union Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.