Denny Allen Griggs

May 25, 1958July 7, 2018

Denny Allen Griggs, 60, of Hallsville, MO, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Columbia Elks Lodge, 4747 E Elk Park Dr, Columbia, MO from 2:00-5:00pm.

Denny is survived by his only daughter, Melissa Horne (Cory) of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Carol Hefley (Darrell) of Dallas, TX; Laura Reddick (Jim) of Hallsville, MO; grandchildren, Cooper and Dylan Horne of Dallas, TX; longtime companion, Becky Riggs Page and a loving extended family. Denny was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Griggs.

Denny was born on May 25, 1958 in Columbia, MO the son of Alva Denny and Betty Louise (Tomlin) Griggs who preceded him in death. He graduated from Rockbridge High School in Columbia, MO in 1976 and attended Columbia College. He was employed for Pepsi-Cola in Columbia, MO for 20 years and then moved to St. Louis, MO and where he worked for ATK Safety Supply Inc.

Denny was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed the outdoors and looked forward to his fishing trips to Bennett Springs, MO and Dallas, TX to visit his two grandkids. Denny had a contagious laugh and his outgoing personality left a mark on everyone who met him. Denny had never met a stranger and his inspiring presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

The Family has designated PhysZOU in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia for memorial contributions. Donations can be made directly to PhysZOU at 701 S. 5th Street, Columbia, MO 65211 or by visiting their website at:


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 28, 2018

Denny Allen Griggs

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Janis Biesemeyer

July 15, 2018

Denny always had a big smile every time I saw him. He could brighten my day the minute I saw him. Without a doubt he was a kind and generous man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Elaine Roberts-Goodwin

July 13, 2018

Denny was a friend of my family since we were teenagers. Everybody loved him and will miss him. He was always a joy to hang out with. Prayers to the family and friends. RIP Denny.

Teresa Briedwell

July 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. I am so sorry to hear about Denny. I will be forever grateful for the privilege to have known him. I hope you understand how much he has given to the MU Physical Therapy program. He taught so many students and touched so many lives. It was not just about sharing his story, but the amazing spirit and attitude that he shared as well. He was truly an inspiration to me, to the students and to everyone that knew him. We will miss him a great deal.
I send my love to all.