Walter Franklin Griffin

December 25, 1932June 11, 2019

Walter Franklin Griffin, 86 years of age died June 11, 2019 in New Albany, Indiana. He was born December 25, 1932 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Raymond W. and Dorothy (Elliot) Griffin and was a retired general laborer with Local #795. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War and was the widower of Marita G. Griffin. He loved to rebuild trucks and was a lifelong U of K basketball fan. Walter was a member of the First Church of God in New Albany and the VFW He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include two sons, Dirk Griffin and Brian Griffin (Cheryl); three grandchildren, Kayleigh, Athena, and Nathan; three great grandchildren, Kaia, Braxton, and Emry; brother, Richard Lee Griffin, Sr. and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Thursday and after 12:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN. His Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel. Burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Expressions of Sympathy to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019


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Patti Nall-Schraffenberger

June 14, 2019


I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad from when I was secretary at First Church. He was very sweet. I pray that the pain of loss you and your family feel eases and only happy memories remain.

Nikki Giffe

June 13, 2019

Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking with him at the holidays when he came to visit. He was so nice. He will be missed.