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Griffin Herrold Shreves Sr.

July 1, 1936October 15, 2021
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On Friday, October 15, 2021, Griffin Herrold Shreves, Sr., loving and devoted husband to Jo Anne, passed away at age 85.

Griffin was born on July 1, 1936, in Highland Home, Alabama to Thomas and Delaney (McKinzie) Shreves. He joined the US Army on September 14, 1953, and served on Active Duty until August 24, 1956. Griffin then began a career with the US Air Force as a civil servant in the telecommunication field which lasted over 40 years.

On June 21, 1958, he married the girl next door, Jo Anne Armour, (she lived directly across from him on Nellie Street in Mobile, AL). They raised two daughters, Dawn and Beverly, and two sons, Griffin Jr. and Matthew. He was a devoted family man and loved taking care of everyone. He was devout in his Christian faith and an ardent supporter of his Church. Griffin’s dedication was displayed as a Boy Scout leader for decades and a Mason for half a century. He was an avid woodworker, electrician, plumber, mechanic, traveler, volunteer, outdoorsman, and all-around “fixer” of anything. He was a true friend to so many people. When asked for help he was always willing to give of his time, talents, and finances.

Griffin was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Dawn. He is survived by his wife Jo Anne, his three children, Beverly Dennis (Joe), Griffin Jr. (Brenda), and Matthew (Dawn). He has 6 grandsons, Griffin III, Wyley, and Eric, and Nathaniel, Jarrod, and Parker, to carry on the Shreves name.

Visitation will be from 9am to 11:30am on Monday, October 25, 2021, at New Life United Methodist Church (formerly Fulton Heights United Methodist Church) located at 1400 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile AL 36605.

A graveside service will be at 12pm noon at Pine Crest Cemetery on Dauphin Island Parkway followed by a repast in the Pine Crest Funeral Home reception space.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 25, 2021

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George & Delores Majors

October 21, 2021

Griffin always had a smile on his face, never saw him frown🥰❤️🙏🙏🙏
He will be truly missed 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Joy Prescott

October 20, 2021

Griffin was a man who loved God with all of his heart and he shared God’s love with everyone. His life was a constant witness to his faith.If you needed him he was there . He loved his family and friends so dearly. We are all so sad that he is gone from us but Heaven is rejoicing that he has come home.All of you his precious family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace. Love to all of you.few

Joanne Gautney

October 19, 2021

Mr. Griffin was a kind soul! It was a pleasure knowing him.

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