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Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Wayne E. Griffith

January 26, 1929October 31, 2019
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Wayne E. Griffith, age 90, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 4:20 a.m. at Bickford of Bloomington. He was born Jan. 26, 1929 in Anna, IL to William and Ruby (Stroud) Griffith. He married Sarita Williams on June 10, 1949 in Anna. She passed away March 28, 2010 in Washington. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Glenn and Donald Griffith, and one sister Mildred Griffith. Survivors include his children: Linda (Steffen) Lyons of Libertyville, IL, Ronald (Marilyn) Griffith of Glasford, Sheila (Tom) Lakanen of St. Charles, MO, and Angela (Michael) Bryant of Bloomington. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Michael (Annmarie) Lyons, Amy (Daaron) Dohler, Carrie Griffith, Emily (Jim Bob) Taylor, Lynn (Jotham Tiarks) Griffith, Greg Lakanen, Eric (Alison) Lakanen, Craig (Sara) Bryant, Rachel (Chris) Goscinski, 15 great-grandchildren, and one brother, William Gerald (Patsie) Griffith of Buncombe, IL. Wayne worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for over 30 years retiring in 1982. He was a member of Laramie Street Baptist Church and was a gifted woodworker, making numerous items for his family. When he was able, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice. You may view Wayne’s obituary online at www.davison-fulton.com

  • FAMILY

  • William and Ruby (Stroud) Griffith, Parents
  • Sarita (Williams) Griffith, Wife
  • Linda (Steffen) Lyons, Daughter
  • Ronald (Marilyn) Griffith, Son
  • Sheila (Tom) Lakanen, Daughter
  • Angela (Michael) Bryant, Daughter
  • Michael (Annmarie) Lyons, Grandchild
  • Amy (Daaron) Dohler, Grandchild
  • Carrie Griffith, Grandchild
  • Emily (Jim Bob) Taylor, Grandchild
  • Lynn (Jotham Tiarks) Griffith, Grandchild
  • Greg Lakanen, Grandchild
  • Eric (Alison) Lakanen, Grandchild
  • Craig (Sara) Bryant, Grandchild
  • Rachel (Chris) Goscinski, Grandchild
  • Fifteen Great - Grandchildren
  • William Gerald (Patsy) Griffith, Brother
  • Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Glenn and Donald Griffith, and one sister, Mildred Griffith.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Bryant
  • Michael Bryant
  • Eric Lakanen
  • Tom Lakanen
  • Michael Lyons
  • Steffen Lyons

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Services Friday, November 8, 2019

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Brenda Neely

November 1, 2019

Uncle Wayne I love you and you will be greatly missed! To all the family we send our love! Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers always!

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