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Robert Lee Griffin, Sr., age 66, of Somerset, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Robert was born on April 4, 1950, in Adel, Georgia, son of the late Edgar and Bessie Martin Griffin. He was an over the road truck driver for 41 years. Robert married Sandra Wathen, in Somerset, on January 26, 1998. He was a RC airplane enthusiast, and a member of the Somerset Model Airplane Club. Robert enjoyed hunting and “mud bogging” with his sons. He enjoyed his family time spent with his children and grandchildren. Robert was a member of Parkers Mill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his sons, Robert Jason Griffin, of Ohio, Adam Griffin, of Georgia, Chris (and Sally) Griffin, of Georgia, Robert Lee (and Amber) Griffin, Jr., of Alabama, and Raymond (and Shannon) Thompson, of Alabama; his daughters, Alice (and Terry) Jones, of Georgia, Debra Ann (and Troy) Beshears, of Somerset, and Sharon Lynn (and Richard) Dungan, of Somerset; his brothers, Carlton (and Vena) Griffin, of Georgia, and Billy Joe (and Donna) Griffin, of Florida; his sisters, Pauline (and Tom) Johnson, of Georgia, Dolly (and Jesse) Alverdor, of Georgia, Reda (and Joe) Johnson, of Georgia; twenty grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding Robert in death are his parents; and his sisters, Mable Gregg and Geraldine Moon.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Darry Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.