Russell Carlton Griffin, age 79, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, December 15, 2014, in
He was born on August 30, 1935 in West Palm Beach, Florida to Lee Roy & Vivian Griffin. Russell married
Pearl Jones on October 22, 1960 at Calvary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach. They moved to
Gainesville in January 1974 where they raised their four children. Russell retired from BellSouth in 1986
after working 30 years. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church where he served on the Building
& Grounds and Audio committees.
Russell is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pearl; daughter Karen; sons Kevin (April), Randall (Jennifer) of Tampa, and Brian (Katherine) of Cornelius, NC; and 9 grandchildren – Stephen, Thomas, Brittani, Andrew, Brandi, Ryleigh, Shaunacie, Delainey, and Gage. Two brothers Charles Griffin and DeWitt Griffin, both of West Palm Beach.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at Northwest Baptist Church, 5514 NW 23rd Ave, entombment will follow in Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central’s Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Northwest Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hospice of Nature Coast, 150 N
Main Street, High Springs, Florida or Northwest Baptist Church, 5514 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville.
God bless you all as you go through this difficult time. Psalms 116:15. God gives us memories so we can enjoy roses in January. Think on the wonderful memories Russell left you with. Even more hopeful is God’s promise that we will not only see him againn, but will be with him for all eternity. Praise God from whom all blessings come. Know you all will be in my prayers. Blessings’
Visits with Russell over the years were always a pleasure. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffin family during this time.