OBITUARY

John "Jack" Paul Griffith Jr.

June 26, 1953February 4, 2014
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John Paul Griffith, Jr. (Jack) passed away on February 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. Jack was born on June 26, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida, to John Paul and Georgia Edith Collins Griffith. He grew up in Marianna and attended the University of West Florida, University of Florida and Florida State University. Jack worked as an Engineer for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 1992 and was passionate about his work.

Jack’s greatest and proudest accomplishment was his son Boyce. He was proud of his musical talent and ability. Jack loved music, art, making art, films and being in the outdoors. Jack especially enjoyed hiking, canoeing and traveling. Jack also enjoyed fixing stuff, rebuilding and repairing things. Many will remember Jack for his annual birthday parties at Ocheessee Pond in Jackson County, his sense of humor, his keen intellect, his individuality and his kindness.

Jack was preceded in death by his father J. Paul Griffith. Jack is survived by his wife, Julie of almost twenty-seven years and his son Boyce. Jack is also survived by his mother, Edith Griffith, his brothers Danny Cooksey (Charlotte) and Floyd Griffith (Roberta), his sisters Georgia Ann Sharpe (Richard) and Daisy Margaret Hayes (Roger) and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held 5:00 pm Saturday at the Culley’s Meadowwood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jack’s honor to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 8, 2014
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John "Jack" Paul Griffith Jr.

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Dinah Frazier

March 6, 2014

I only had the chance to meet Jack at the Biennial Workshops he held at the District offices. I just saw him on January 14th at the LQG training in Tampa. He was ready to do report training at all of the other District offices. I know from speaking with the generators that he was always available to help. My sympathies go out to you.

Michelle Chambers

February 17, 2014

First, I want to send my condolence to Jack's family & friends. Today I heard the news of his passing. I am still shocked and without many words. I wanted to speak to him today about a biennial reporting issue. Jack has always helped me with these reports, for years. He was always patient, and took timeout of his busy schedule to make sure I was helped. He was passionate about his job, and cared enough to extend his knowledge. Thank you Jack for caring enough to help me and many others too. Peace to his family during their time of grief. You are missed by many.

Michelle Chambers

February 17, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

David Cole

February 11, 2014

Julie and Boyce, just learning in the last couple of days regarding Jack's passing. We were shocked and saddened. Although our relationship with each of you has only been a year or so in length, the times we have shared were ones of enjoyment and appreciation. Jack was such a fine human--our hearts and prayers are with you both. Blessings to each of you and your entire family......David and Beth Cole(Lutz, Florida)

Susan Lipford

February 9, 2014

Jack was a talented, caring person who will be greatly missed by many. Wishing comfort for friends and family as they remember their relationships with Jack and praying for all.

Leeann and Dave Herman

February 8, 2014

I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to Julie and to Boyce.

Please know that your friends are here for you. I hope you can find some comfort from the love of friends and family.

Judy and Louis Higginbotham

February 7, 2014

Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God lift all of you up in his arms and give you an inner peace to see you through.

Denise Lanier Carter

February 7, 2014

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you have peace and comfort in remembering all the good times throughout Jack's life. I have many good memories of time spent with the family during childhood.

Much love to all.

Sincerely,

Denise Lanier Carter and family

Roger and Donna Bennett

February 7, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss and pray that God gives you peace and that you know he is with you. Matt hurts for Boyce and the family and has you also in his prayers. Roger and Donna Bennett

Michael Hurley

February 7, 2014

Jack was a colleague, mentor and friend, I will miss him greatly. My thoughts are with his family and friends.