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Johnson Funeral Home - Richlands

210 Hargett St, Richlands, NC

OBITUARY

Cyrus "Fatboy" Woodrow Griffin

August 24, 1962April 9, 2020
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Cyrus "Fatboy" Woodrow Griffin, 57, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his family.

Cyrus was born on August 24, 1962 to Carol Ball and Bryant Griffin in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He attended high school in Richlands where he met the love of his life, Wendy Dearborn. They had the kind of love you read about in fairy tales. Together they brought 3 children into this world, Jesse, Jason "Bubba" and Jessica "Jessa".

They loved Halloween, cruises, mountain vacations, Nascar races and family get togethers. Cyrus lost the love of his life to cancer on April 20, 2014 and has been incomplete without her ever since. In March of 2020, Cyrus was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to his liver. He lived a few short weeks after his diagnosis and succumbed to his battle Thursday night.

Cyrus will best be remembered for his carefree spirit, his loud singing, adingadingdingn', playing the spoons, cherishing his grandchildren, his love for his children, his passion for Wendy, and if you really knew ol' Fatboy, you can complete this phrase, "Hamburger WHAT?!"

He is preceded in death by his father, Bryant Griffin, his wife, Wendy Griffin and his brother, David Griffin.

Cyrus is survived by his four loving children, Jesse Griffin (Maggie), Jason Griffin (Bonnie), Jessica Griffin (Chris) and Jon Findeisen (Emily); his mother, Carol Griffin; siblings, Butch Griffin, Samantha West-Griffin and Jackie Griffin; beloved grandchildren, Cole, Randi, Oliver, Samara, Elayna, Skylar, Alexis, Ethon and London; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Vel Hartzo; and more friends than can be listed.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 3:00 pm. Friends may tune in to Johnson Funeral Home's Facebook page (@JohnsonFuneralHomes) to "attend" Cyrus' service live and send your love from afar.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that memorial contributions in Cyrus' name be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 18, 2020

Memories

Cyrus "Fatboy" Woodrow Griffin

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Tammy Thomas Elks

April 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss me and my brothers grew up around david Cyrus and butch griffen havent been around in years RIP my good friend

Lane Marshburn

April 19, 2020

So long my dear friend. We had some great times in high school and i've cherished our friendship ever since. To the entire Griffin family, i pray for peace and understanding during this time. Your buddy, Lane Marshburn #hamburgerhellyeah

Ann Baysdon

April 18, 2020

Jessa, So sorry for your loss . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care Ann

Tapresha Cummings

April 18, 2020

I love you more than words, you will be truly missed by us all. My promise to you, is to always be there for your "monkey". Save a space for me and continue to watch over us all. To know that you are reunited with Wendy, makes my heart smile. Love you forever and always, your chocolate girlfriend. #hamburgerhellyea

Jennifer Schultz

April 15, 2020

To the entire Griffin family , I just want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I am truly sorry for your loss. Stay strong and know that you have a great support system throughout your community.
Take care and may God Bless you all.

Jennifer Schultz
Eastport L.I. N.Y.

Randy Baysden

April 14, 2020

Prayers to the family ! Gonna miss my friend ! We go way back to little league baseball.We played together on Tastee Freeze .We had a great time ! We called him Money Grip !Always considered Cyrus as my friend ! Rest In Peace bro !Till we meet again

Lisa Barbee

April 14, 2020

One of a kind. Many good memories with Cyrus and family!

Tim Ruffin

April 14, 2020

Cyrus and I was in brick Mason class together and at the end of school season they had a O.J.T. program. So Mr.Tyndall sent us to which was called the new navel hospital to be journeyman bricklayers. Well all we did was carried brick from the bottom floor to the top,and soon as we were finished they gave us our check and sent us on our way! Cyrus and I cussed all the way to Richland's. Lol. We always laughed about that as we got older.Going to miss my friend!!!

Jackie Jenkins

April 13, 2020

Memories are so amazing... from the tobacco patch, high school , graduation . You were always the same ,everybody’s Teddy Bear !! You will forever be loved and missed . RIP my friend ❤️❤️

Marie Marshburn

April 13, 2020

No matter where or when I seen Brother Cyrus he never failed to tell me he loved me! I will always and forever love Wendy and Cyrus and family!
God bless you everyone!

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