Gary Dale Griffin, 75, of Bethesda died Monday, July 2, 2012, at The White River Medical Center.
Born Oct. 12, 1936, in Dudley Missouri, he was the son of Mabel A. Funkhouser Griffin and Fonzie Griffin. He had a passion for fishing and was lovingly referred to as "Old Man River." He was a proud retiree of the United States Air Force where he served as an Avionics Maintenance Technician for over 21 years and was often referred to as an expert in Radar maintenance. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Griffin of Bethesda.; three children, Danny W. Curtis of Montgomery, Texas, Dari D. Delozier of Bethesda and Lt Col Kenneth D. Griffin (Ret) of Fort Smith, Ar.; one sister, Janease Harms from Dudley; one brother, Lowan Griffin of Potosi, Mo.; four grandchildren, Russell A. Hughes of Bethesda, Dari D. Griffin, Danielle A. Griffin, and Meagen K. Griffin, all of Alma, Ar.; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Glen Griffin, Kenneth Griffin, and Rudy Griffin; and one sister, Joann Kestner.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Friday, July 6th at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with longtime friend in Christ, Rondal Moser providing the eulogy.