OBITUARY

David Franklin Griffin

September 30, 1958February 1, 2019
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David F. Griffin age 60 passed away suddenly on Friday, February 1, 2019. Dave was born on September 30, 1958 in Bristol, TN because the maternity ward was across the state line. He grew up in Bristol, Virginia, the son of Bobby and Frieda Bass Griffin. Preceded in death by his mother, he is survived by his wife Kimberly Armstrong Griffin, his father, brother Danny and wife Suzy (Ackaouy), niece Lauren Griffin and husband, Jamey Rector; nephews Taylor and Logan Griffin; niece Reagan Griffin and great nephews Jaylen and Roman; mother-in-law Barbara Armstrong Theel, sister-in-law Shirley Foor; niece Nannette Moore and husband Kordearl and great nieces Sophie and Sadie. Dave attended John Battle High School and graduated from Virginia High in 1976. After graduating from Carson-Newman College (University) Dave earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dave served as minister of music and youth in Maryland and as music minister in Knoxville. In 1996, Dave and his wife moved to Knoxville to be closer to family. He worked for Covenant Health. Dave will be remembered by friends and family for his unique sense of humor, his love of music and sports and his dogs. The family will receive friends at Berry Highland West from 6:00-8:00 Thursday, February 7 with the funeral to follow. Burial will be Friday, Feb. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Susong Cemetery in Bristol, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. Condolences may be offered at www.BerryHighlandWest.com

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

David Franklin Griffin

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terry fletcher

February 9, 2019

Please accept our greatest sympathy and prayers for your loss.
Fletcher Family

wayne chaney

February 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss, if I can do anything for you please let me know.

Deanna and Kenneth Reynolds

February 7, 2019

Dear Bobby, there are no words to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers that God will give you strength and comfort now and in the days to follow.
God bless you, Deanna & Kenneth

Rebeca orsi

February 7, 2019

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. Rebeca Moreno Orsi

JoAnne Thompson

February 7, 2019

Kim,....there will be another day,....I know your heart is so heavy with missing Dave, ...I know he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and I know his little pet was waiting for him as well as his Mom. The memories you have will help you thru the days to come. God Bless

Carol Eads

February 7, 2019

Dave was a very smart and kind young man. He will be missed a lot. He was always willing to help everyone- Will remember his family in prayers.

Dana Lund

February 7, 2019

Dave and I worked together back during Cariten days with Covenant Health and after some shifting from company turbulence he returned as I did to work again for Covenant at KBOS. He was an amazingly kind man and had a voice and gift for music that touched the soul. Always he listened to me....over the break room table we shared many a conversation from health, fun adventures to world concerns. I always loved that when he said he would pray for you it didn't end there. He kept following up checking on conditions and seeing if there was any other way he could help or if there were additional specifics he could add to his prayers. He and his wife loved dogs too and when our Chihuahua Cookie Dog passed away he cried with me and afterward he would always ask me when we were getting another. When I had to retire due to health last Spring Dave was one I missed and thought of. One day just before Christmas I was in Knoxville and our new Sassie Dog was with me I decided to stop by work and called Dave out to meet our new baby girl. He was so excited to meet her and see me that day...I'm so glad I stopped in to visit with him. Even if he was working and we only had a minute to talk that last memory was good. I'm thankful for that visit and many wonderful memories... hated to hear of his passing Prayers for family and friends

Jody Morgan

February 7, 2019

I was very shocked hearing that Dave was gone. He left us for a better place, so happy for him so very sad for us ♥

Dave was full of kindness, thoughtfulness and love for his family and friends♥ He
will truly be missed ♥

Much love to all of Dave's family,

Jody Morgan
KBO Family

Debra Gasche

February 7, 2019

Dave,
Even though I haven't known you a long time you will be missed.. When I walk by your desk it doesn't seem real it seems like a bad dream. I am glad I got to know you I will miss asking you for your help with computer issues and talking about your Dogs...RIP DAVE from Debra Gasche.

Becky Clark Blevins

February 6, 2019

I was tremendously blessed to know David "Gerff" all my growing up years and through our wonderful church youth years. We were always at church together at Euclid Ave Baptist in Bristol. We were also childhood sweethearts. Our families were always close. David had the sweetest kindest heart and everyone loved being around him. We were blessed to be in a solid church youth program and i know our youth group is shattered by this sad news. Heaven is much brighter with our sweet "Gerff" there. We love you, "Gerff".

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