Robert J. Griffin, Sr.



Robert J. Griffin, Sr. April 9, 1943 – January 16, 2003 COLUMBUS, GA
 Mr. Robert J. Griffin, Sr., 59, of 3536 St. Mary’s Road,
Columbus, died Thursday in Naples, Fla.
Memorial services
will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. today at the Chapel of Progressive
Funeral Home, Inc., with a graveside service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at
Green Acres Cemetery. The cortege will depart from 900 Woodpine
Court (Brookstone Subdivision) Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Born in
Columbus, Ga., on April 9, 1943, Robert was a son of the late
Percy Edward and Julia Kate Banks Griffin. A life-long resident of
Columbus, he was a 1961 graduate of William H. Spencer High School
and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Albany State
University After 31 years of services to the Muscogee County
School System, Robert retired having taught at Columbus Junior
High School and Fort Middle School where he served as the Girls
Basketball Coach. Robert was a Catholic, having attended Mother
Mary Mission Catholic Church and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, Inc. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Sister
Mary Julian Griffin and Percy E. Griffin, Jr. Surviving are a son,
Robert J. Griffin, Jr., (Jennifer) of Naples; two grandchildren,
Arianna L. and Robert J. Griffin, III, both of Naples; one
brother, Thomas H. Griffin, Sr., (Doris) of Washington, D.C.; a
sister-in-law, Shirley H. Griffin of Columbus; an aunt, Charlie M.
Banks of Columbus; a devoted friend, Tami Lee of Columbus; six
nephews, Percy E. Griffin, III of Tallahassee, Fla., Thomas H.
Griffin, Jr., of West Point, Ga., Michael Griffin of Washington,
D.C., Reginald J. Griffin of Tallahassee, Fla., Devin Griffin of
Washington, D.C. and Michael F. Griffin of Columbus; one niece,
Logan Griffin of Washington, D.C.; and a host of other relatives
and friends.
First Appeared in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Ga)
Monday, January 20, 2003