Randy James Griffin

June 8, 1948February 21, 2014
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Randy James Griffin, age 65, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at his residence. Born in Gastonia on June 8, 1948, he was a son of the late James Lewis Griffin and Mary Kate Miller Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, Class of 1966 and served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 in the 101st Airbourne where he earned a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. Mr. Griffin was co-owner of Carolina Foundry, A & A Foundry and started Extra Inning Baseball Academy. He touched many lives through youth baseball. In his spare time, Mr. Griffin enjoyed spending time at his lake house and beach house with family, friends and especially his grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate Mr. Griffin’s life will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, February 24th at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Ron Allen officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home prior to the funeral hour.

Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife of forty six years, Gail Wallace Griffin; two sons, Wes Griffin and wife Christian, of Huntersville, Chad Griffin and wife Misty, of Mint Hill; a brother, Richard Griffin and wife Kathy, of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Univee E. Wallace, of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Madison Griffin, Kennedy Griffin, Neil Griffin, Alaina Griffin and his two dogs, Scooter and Cody.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314.


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 24, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2014

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Gary Goodrum

June 14, 2014

Hey Gail & aunt Univee I just found about Randys' death. I'm sorry for your loss.

Frank Crenshaw

March 13, 2014

Wes, I just heard about your Dad's passing. He will be in my prayers.

Wallace and Susan Paterson

March 2, 2014

We just heard about Randy's death and are so sorry for you all, Gail, Wes, Chad and Aunt Univee. We know you will all miss him.

Johnny Edwards

March 2, 2014

I enjoyed making sales calls at the family business. Successful family businesses are now in short supply. I sincerely enjoyed knowing Randy, The Father, Dick and helping them with their business needs.
Johnny L. Edwards, GEMSCO, INC.

Fred Foushee

February 26, 2014

Sorry to hear about the loss in the Griffin family. Surely Randy will be remembered by all who knew him.

February 25, 2014

So sorry for your loss. May Randy rest in peace, and may memories of him bring you peace.

BSheppard - Atlanta, GA

Donalene burris

February 24, 2014

My prayers are with you Gail and your wonderful family. So sorry for your loss.Love to all of you.

John Waite

February 24, 2014

Our hearts go out to Gail, Wes, and Chad. in this time of loss. Randy will be missed and I am so glad to have had him as a next door neighbor for the bulk of my life.He was always a wonderful friend and a great neighbor with a wonderfful heart. Our condolences reach out to you all, your families in this time of loss.
Gdo Bless, John, Donna, Jack and Etta Waite

Bryan Bunn

February 24, 2014

What a great man! I was honored to have known Mr. Griffin. I will be praying and hoping for peace for you and your family Chad, Wes, & Mrs. Griffin.

February 24, 2014