Bill "Griff" GRIFFIN

5 March, 194211 January, 2021

Bill “Griff” Griffin, age 78 of Hendersonville, Tennessee departed this life on January 11, 2021 following complications after a car accident. He was born March 5, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to the late William Joseph Griffin, Sr. and Josephine Podgorny Griffin. He is preceded in death by his brother Patrick J. Griffin. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jo Anne Woods Griffin of Hendersonville, and step son, Kevin D. Cundiff of Hollywood, Florida.

Griff was a General Manager with Hyatt Regency Hotels for 20 years and worked nationwide. In 1984 he moved to Nashville and founded QUEST Executive Search Firm. He was a member of SKAL, an international hospitality organization. He was a mentor to many and kept friends for a lifetime.

Griff treated everyone with loving kindness and always had a joke ready. He loved to make others smile. He had a love of dogs, music, and a passion for fishing with friends. He was a proud Irishman. Surrounded by loving and caring neighbors, he was always grateful for their friendship.

A private Celebration of Life Service will be held for the family at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Griff's light will continue to illuminate us all and shine more than ever before.


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Bill "Griff" GRIFFIN

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Frankie Madonia

8 February 2021

Rest in Peace Griff, and Thank you for being a Life-long Friend of my Dad Salvino.....Prayers and Thoughts to your Family

Grant Anderson

21 January 2021

There are a only few people that you meet in life that carry them selves with the grace and dignity that Griff chose to live his life. Always a smile, always the encourager, and always a positive attitude towards any obstacle that he faced in his life. A truly remarkable person. I enjoyed our many visits, and will miss him greatly.

Jim Taylor

19 January 2021

Jo Anne, I will greatly miss my visits with Griff. My day always got better after talking with Griff and getting a dose of his incredible sense of humor. I will carry the memory of a wonderful friend and many of his jokes with me.

Danny Carrigan

18 January 2021

Jo Anne, Thinking of all the great SKAL dinners at your and Griff's home plus the SKAL Cruises, and the many formal SKAL functions we all attended. With deepest sympathy, Danny Carrigan, former SKAL member.