Dr. Henry Wesley Griffin

October 14, 1949January 7, 2021

Dr. Henry Wesley Griffin went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2021, due to complications with Covid. Dr. Griffin was born on October 14, 1949 to his late parents Lois and Carl Griffin. He was a graduate of Paris High School and Texas A&M and University of Texas Dental Branch. He married Stephanie Griffin in 1982, where they shared a happy life together. They had one daughter, Melissa. Dr. Griffin continued his practice of dentistry for over 45 years. He was a Christian and attended the Paris Church of God. He is also survived by dear friends Nancita Ellis and Mike Secrest. Bright-Holland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Private burial will be made in Knights of Honor Cemetery at Blossom.


  • Private Interment


Dr. Henry Wesley Griffin

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Carol Smith

January 13, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Griffin's for many years. I first knew him when I had a terrible toothache. He saw me immediately and took care of it. He was always available when needed. I always thought his prices were very reasonable. He will be missed by so many patients and friends. I send my deepest sympathies to his family.
Carol Smith

Wayne Johnson

January 12, 2021

Dr. Griffin was my friend I hate to hear this. God bless you and your daughter Ms.Griffin

Sheila Daughtrey

January 11, 2021

Dr. Henry Griffin was my friend, my dentist.....he took care of me, my daughters, my Dad, my husband. He was wonderful.
Henry and I commuted to college classes one summer in 1968, that is how long I have cherished this man. I was so proud of him after getting his Dr./dental degree and I immediately became his patient.

Henry loved talking and listening to stories about my family. He particularly loved talking to my Dad, a Canadian immigrant. We shared fishing stories, dog stories, kid stories, community stories, political views......he loved his wife, Stephanie, especially their fishing at night!!!!!

Please know how much I admired Henry and will miss him so much. I am so saddened, shocked, and feel just lost for words.

I do hope to hug you, Stephanie, at some point. I just want you to know how much I love you both as a dear, dear friend. I pray for your peace and God's strength to be with you.

Hugs and much love, Sheila Daughtrey

Rebecca Crawford

January 11, 2021

Dr. Griffin was one of the sweetest men on this earth. He was always kind and helped many patients throughout his career.
I worked in his office for a little while. His laugh was so funny.
We'd be working on a patient and something would happen that would make him chuckle. We couldn't make eye contact because if we did, we'd all start laughing.
I'm so sorry for his family. He was truly a wonderful man.

Shelley Russell

January 10, 2021

To Dr. Gifford's family,

My favorite memory was watching my 4th grade teacher tell our class about her amazing son, Henry!

Sending you my prayers for comfort during your grief.

It inspired me, even as a child, to learn of such great family love.

Thank you for allowing me to share this special memory with you.

Sandra Anderson Eggleston

January 10, 2021

Henry was my cousin on the Hignight side of the family. We were good friends in high school and when I was at PJC. His mother, Lois, was a beautiful lady. She and my mother, Helen Hignight Anderson, were relatives and friends. I loved when Lois would visit us in Clardy. I adored her beauty and her lovely ways. I am so sorry for your loss and I send you prayers and love.

Sandra Anderson Eggleston

Paul Wells

January 10, 2021

Dr. Griffin was a business neighbor and friend for many years. We will miss his friendship!

Gladys Wilkie

January 10, 2021

Dr. Griffin was our family dentist for many years. We shared many fishing stories over the years. Although he was our dentist, I always viewed him, also as a friend. Lamar County will definitely feel this loss.

Mirim Smallwood

January 9, 2021

About 43 years ago on a Thanksgiving night, Danny was calling everyone in the phone book because I had the worst toothache ever. When he called Dr. Griffin he said I have nothing else to do just meet me at the office. I had to have a root canal that night. He was so kind and so patient with me. He was our dentist from that night on. We sure loved and will miss him. We will pray for your family.