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McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC

OBITUARY

Kenneth Hubert Griffin

September 19, 1931July 25, 2019

Kenneth H. Griffin died July 25, 2019. He was the son of the late Worley G. and Bertha Jones Griffin.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gerri Griffin. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Eric Griffin of Monroe, two daughters, Beth Hooper of Charlotte, and Lisa Bock and husband Father Mikel Bock of Anchorage, Alaska; four granddaughters, Stefanie Geil and husband, Ron, of Anchorage, Alaska; Amber Hilliard of Monroe; Kelsey Hooper of Charlotte; and Cameron Hooper of Charlotte; three great grandchildren, Wyatt Chapman, Morgan Hilliard, and Ava Grace Hooper. He was preceded by two sons, Steven Scott Griffin and Kenneth H. Griffin, Jr.

Ken was retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 37 years of service. He started as a clerk, then as a city carrier, then as a rural carrier. He was very active in the rural carrier state organization having served as State Chaplin for ten years. At the time of his retirement, he was one of the first instructors with the Quality of Work Life Employee Involvement in the Greensboro District.

Ken was also a military man having served in the time of the Korean War. He served most of his enlistment at the Infantry School at Ft. Benning, GA. After his enlistment was completed, he joined the 108th Division Training in Charlotte, NC and retired after 27 years with rank of Master Sergeant.

Ken was also a Minister of Music for 50 years serving West Monroe Baptist Church, Oakland Baptist Church, Sutton Park Baptist Church, and Shiloh Baptist Church. He also served the Union Baptist Association as Music Director for 15 years. He was asked and also served as Music Director for the annual meeting of the United Methodist Church at the Mineral Springs Camp Meeting. Upon his retirement as Minister of Music, Oakland Baptist Church bestowed him with the title of Minister of Music Emeritus.

He was actively involved in civic and community affairs having served as the first board member of the adult day care organization at New Testament Baptist Church.

He served as Vice President of Union County Crime Stoppers and was a member of the Friends of the Library, Monroe JCs, and the Optimist Club.

After his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, he was employed by McEwen Funeral Home as a Funeral Director Assistant and retired again after 20 years.

He has now found another place to serve.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Oakland Baptist Church in Monroe from 11:00am to 1:00pm with a funeral service at 1:00pm. Burial will be private at Lakeland Memorial Park.

McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Griffin family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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James Kerley

August 1, 2019

I pray God keeps his hand upon your family. I remember Mr. Kenneth from West Monroe Baptist when I was a kid.leading the choir and how he could sing. I also remember his mom and dad. It doesn't seem that long ago just like it doesn't seem like I should be 65. Bless ya'll. James C. Kerley

Roger Lane

August 1, 2019

Ken was a great man . I knew him for many years. We should all be like him!

Sharon Lamparter

July 27, 2019

Thank you to the family of Ken to allow me to come into your home to care for your dad. In the long run, he think he was of more help to me!! he always had a smile, kind word and always a joke or two! He knew of life everlasting and was prepared for his journey home. sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you and to Geraldine. Ken loved her very much.

Claudette Kay

July 27, 2019

Kenneth Griffin was one of my best friends. Kenneth and my hubby were like brothers. My Jerry has been with Jesus for 11 years. There is shouting time in heaven. They are up there with another wonderful tenor named Harold Montgomery.

Kenneth had a wonderful sense of humor and had a smile for every body. He will sure be missed, but our God is in control. One of his favorite songs was "How Great Thou Art". I can hear him singing it now. Another song he loved was "I'll See You In The Rapture".


FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY