Wesley "Ray" Raymond Griffin Sr., 87, of Georgetown, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017, at his home. He was born January 24, 1930, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Raymond and Elsie (Gray) Griffin. Ray was a member at Indian Creek Baptist Church in Georgetown, Indiana and was very active in church along with serving as a deacon for 50 years, and retired from for Smith's Furniture after 32 years of faithful service. He was a fun loving person, had a great sense of humor, and was loved by all who knew him. Ray enjoyed coin collecting, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elsie (Gray) Griffin.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Bonnie (Hodges) Griffin; his children; Wes Griffin Jr. (Donna), Bev Walters (Jim), Ron Griffin (Laurie); four grandchildren, Jon Baxter, Paul Baxter (Danielle), Erin Evans (Eric), Jacob Griffin; one great grandchild, Hunter Baxter.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 12-6 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150. His service will be March 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation before from 9-11 a.m. on Monday. Burial will follow at Abundant Life Memorial Gardens in New Albany, Indiana.
Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society (5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278), or American Heart Foundation (15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693, or Indian Creek Baptist Church (3431 Georgetown Greenville Road. Georgetown, IN 47122).
Published on February 28, 2017