OBITUARY: Robert Griffin


Heaven is rejoicing with the homecoming of Robert “Bob” Griffin whose 90 year earthly journey ended on September 28, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Bob was born on May 19, 1929 in Plainview, TX and was the son of Wesley E. and Betty C. Griffin. Shortly after graduating from Lubbock High School in 1946 he enlisted and served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1953. While stationed in Tullahoma, TN he met and then married Jewel Hill Griffin on July 5, 1952. They raised two sons, James Wesley “Jimmy” and Robert Steven “Bobby” and one daughter, Patricia Lynn “Pat”.

Bob’s long and successful career in construction took him to many places and he worked hard to provide a good life for his family. He was an avid bass fisherman and he loved Tennessee football. After retiring, Bob and Jewel settled in Murfreesboro and soon after joined Northside Baptist Church where they grew stronger in their love of the Lord and faithful service. He would tell you of all the buildings he built, the one that brought him the most joy and sense of humble accomplishment was overseeing the construction of Northside’s first building. He spent his later leisure years renewing his passion for gardening and relishing his time with family and friends.

He was a strong man of faith, devoted husband, loving daddy, doting granddaddy and caring friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Bob is reunited with his beautiful wife Jewel, son Jimmy, daughter Pat, parents and sister, Billie Clark Halstead. He is survived by his son Bobby, grandson Cris Griffin and wife Leslie, granddaughters, Ashley Griffin and Allison Griffin, great granddaughter Stevie Reese Griffin and a niece and nephew.

Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Bramble officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Baylor Bramble Medical Fund c/o Northside Baptist Church, 655 W. Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro TN 37129.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff at Carrington Place Living Center and Hospice Charlotte Region for their compassionate care and support during this difficult time. An online guestbook is available for the Griffin family at