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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

William M. Griffin

March 17, 1943March 23, 2020
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On Monday, March 23, 2020, William Michael Griffin, loving husband and father of three children, peacefully passed away in his home at age 77. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on 211 West Avenue B, Copperas Cove, TX at 11 am. Michael was born on March 17, 1943 in Mobile Alabama. He was adopted by Comer and Lou Ellen Griffin. He was a military man retiring after 30 years of service in both the Marine Corps and Coast Guard. He married Margarita Pajudpud, and they raised two daughters Mary Jane and Michelle, and one son, William. Michael had a passion for history. His hobbies reflect this passion as he loved to collect coins, study geology, read and travel. He loved classical music and was known for his quick wit and speaking his mind. Michael is survived by his wife Marylou, his three children, Mary Jane, William, and Michelle, his sisters Nancy and Emily, four grandchildren, Abby, Gabrielle, Isaac and Amaya, a great aunt, a niece and nephew, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita, his parents, Comer and Lou Ellen Griffin, and his brother in law, Dan. Flowers may be sent, or donations may be offered in his name to the Arlington Methodist Church, Arlington, Alabama.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 30, 2020

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Marilou C. Griffin

March 29, 2020

Mike is the best man that I met. He so lovable and he love surpricing me. He want to travel, he actualy planning to travel when he get better but he's gone to soon. It is hard to accept that he was no longer with me. This is so hearful! Mike thank you for the 8 years that we've been together. I missing you always. It's hard to moving on.

Cindy Douglas

March 29, 2020

Thank you for posting these lovely family photos. I really did not expect Mike to be gone so quickly! I knew he had cancer, but still did not realize the severity. I am so sorry. May he and all the family rest in the peace of the Lord. I will share a fond memory of discovering Mike's interest in geology! For many years we were members of the Alabama Lapidary and Mineral Society and enjoyed field trips to go rock collecting. We had lots of laughs sharing "rockin'" stories with Mike! He always asked about his "rockin" cousins.
I do not have a photo of Mike to share, but post one of his mom and 4 aunts who loved him. L-R Rose Mary, Lou Ellen, Frances, Jane, and Mildred.
I send my love to the family. Cindy Douglas

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Mike with sisters, Emily and Nancy.

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Mike in Arlington with first cousins on Mother’s side.

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Mike with Nancy at Easter

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Mike’s family on father’s side. Comer, Aunt Lois and Uncle Byron, and grandparents.

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Mike with sisters, Emily and Nancy.

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Mike in Arlington with first cousins on Mother’s side.

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Mike with Nancy at Easter

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Mike’s family on father’s side. Comer, Aunt Lois and Uncle Byron, and grandparents.

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Mike with family passing through Arlington on the way to Tacoma, Washington.