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James O Griffin Jr.

September 3, 1947June 27, 2020

James Olen Griffin, Jr. age 72 of Forkland passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents, James Olen Griffin, Sr. and Elizabeth Josephine Ramey Griffin. He is survived by his wife, Linda Griffin; daughter, Jamie Coombs (Brad); sons, Dan Hicks (Mary Ann), Rick Hicks (Ivis), and Steven Hicks; grandchildren, Malaya Hicks, Kelly Hicks,Erin Hicks Cajayon (Quinn), Austin Lamb, Marley Lamb, Dakota Lamb, Marshall Lamb, Liam Coombs and Jenny Woodworth; great grandchildren, Jayden Bedoya, Chloe Hicks and Paisley Hicks.

Mr. Griffins father served in the US Air Force and he grew up traveling the world. He eventually settled in Tuscaloosa and sold insurance for several years. For the last 15 years of his working career, he was an exterminator and loved to tell people he was a “hired killer” just to see their expression. After retirement he enjoyed taking several trips and cruises with his wife and friends. He was an avid Alabama Football fan and possessed an uncanny ability to remember details of games throughout many decades of Alabama football history. Mr. Griffin was known for his wonderful personality and his ability to sense when someone needed help. He had a servants heart and was a most kind and generous man. He participated in the puppet ministry at church for many years.

A private memorial service is being held by the family to honor is memory. Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is in charge of arrangements.

The family has requested donations be made in his honor to The American Heart Association.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James O Griffin Jr.

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John Evans

July 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about Jim's death. As much as a read the obits every day in the Tuscaloosa News, I somehow failed to see this. I always liked Jim and Betty Jo, his mother. Though many years have passed since I last saw Jim, I still fondly remember our visits and sincerely express my sympathy at his passing.

Margaret Smith

July 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Jim was a good Christian man and I know you all will miss him. I know you two will be together again one day.

Praying for you all,
Margaret Smith

Debra Parker

July 7, 2020

Linda we were so sorry to hear about Jim.
You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Jim. He was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed by so many.
Debbie and Ernie Parker

Herbert Sample

July 6, 2020

Sad to hear of your passing Jim, but I know you will be well taken care of in your new home. Your time with us was short and you will be missed. Thank you for being the kind hearted and gentle soul that you are.
Rest in Peace our Friend.
Herb & Dian

Donna Carr

June 30, 2020

Only Jim would remember Chinese red light with my four girls. Miss you but I will you see again .

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