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Obituary for Clifford Eugene Griffin
Clifford Eugene "Griff" Griffin, 79 of Marshallville, Ohio lost his battle with cancer, Thursday June 11, 2015 at Lifecare Hospice Center in Wooster Ohio. He was surrounded by his loving family. A time of remembering Clifford will be held at Gresser Funeral Home 415 North Elm Street in Orrville, OH with the family receiving friends and family from 6 - 8 PM Sunday, June 14, 2015. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve in Rittman, Ohio at a later date. The family suggests memorials may be made to LifeCare Hospice Center in Wooster Ohio in his memory. . Clifford was born October 30, 1935 in Glen Jean, West Virginia to George and Lora (Woods) Griffin. He enlisted in the US Army March 31, 1954 and served as a tank mechanic until his discharge on March 26, 1957 with the rand of Specialist First Class. He received Technical Certification in Electronics through MIT and was a certified Electrician. He worked for Babcox and Wilcox Company as a Millwright and retired in 1992. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, boating, fishing, and had an extensive amateur drag racing career and earned the title of K-amateur "King of the Hill" in drag racing. His is survived by 3 children; Elizabeth L. Griffin Stewart of Mokane, MO, Gregg F. Griffin of Orrville, Ohio and Thomas G. Griffin of Marshallville, Ohio, 15 grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren. Cliff was the oldest of 8 children. Surviving are Daniel L. Griffin Sr, Brenda Cornell, Sharon Sedwick, George W. Griffin Jr, Archie Griffin, and Lora Holcomb. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alamanders, his son, Clifford E. Griffin Jr., his mother Lora Mae (Woods) Griffin and his father George W. Griffin. He was not only a father but a teacher, a mentor, companion, a sportsman, gun enthusiast and just all around hell of a guy. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. "I have been - and always shall be - your friend."