C.N. “Smokey” Griggs Jr.

18 November, 192711 May, 2020

C.N. “Smokey” Griggs, Jr., 92, passed away on May 11, 2020 in Abilene.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Memorial Park with Pastor Cliff Stewart officiating. Services under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

He was born on November 18, 1927 in Dallas, Texas, to Charles and Vivian (Easterling) Griggs. He attended Forest High School, North Texas Agricultural College, and SMU. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In Abilene, he was an oil operator, geologist, and partner in SRG Oil Corporation. He was a member of First Christian Church. For many years, he traveled extensively with the Foretravel motorcade group, where he made many friends.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Mary Stingel Griggs; stepdaughter, Cathy Randolph; stepson, G.B. “Randy” Randolph, III, all of Abilene; three brothers, Sam Griggs, Shannon Griggs (Bonnie), and Homer Griggs (Carole); a niece, Shelly Burns, and a nephew, Shane Griggs.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 15 May , 2020


C.N. “Smokey” Griggs Jr.

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Roy Yates

19 May 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Roy Yates

Lowell Johnston

16 May 2020

My condolences to Mary, Cathy, and Randy. May God comfort each of you and give you peace.

Smokey was a friend to many and I count myself fortunate to have known and worked with him.

Lowell Johnston

Glenda Ascencio

13 May 2020

I will miss him and Mary. He always had a smile. Prayers for all

Jo Dean Neel

13 May 2020

We met Smokey and Golda in 1991 at a Foretravel Event we were attending as a guest. We were sad for Smokey when he lost Golda and happy for him when he and Mary found each other. Smokey was a dear sweet friend, we traveled a lot of miles with him and loved every minute of it. He lived a good long life and will be missed by many. RIP SMOKEY GRIGGS 💕

Ellen McKee

12 May 2020

I met Smokey and his wife through the Foretravel Motorcade Club group. He was such an interesting man and a joy to travel with. I consider him a dear friend and saddened for this huge loss. May God comfort his family during this most difficult time.

RIP Smokey.

Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Staff

12 May 2020

The entire staff of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Griggs.