George Levi Griffis, age 83, of Kingston passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 3, 2020 at Roane Medical Center with his wife and children by his side. He was born February 1, 1937 in Harriman and was a lifelong resident of Roane County. Levi was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston and attended as long as his health permitted. He retired after 38 years from the Roane Hosiery Mill, Inc., where he had worked as a Textile Foreman. He loved getting together with his friends at McDonald’s in Harriman. He enjoyed collecting scrap metal and visiting at Roane Metals Group in Rockwood. Preceded in death by his parents, William (Pet) & Cecile Ruth Brewster Griffis; brothers, Gene & Joe Griffis.
Loving wife of 65 years Joyce Lee Young Griffis of Kingston
Children Darrell Levi Griffis & wife, Bridgett of Lenoir City
Randy Griffis & wife, Brenda of Kingston
Jeff Griffis & wife, Melinda of Kingston
Staci Griffis Moize & husband, Jimmy of Lyles
Grandchildren Ashley Zacher, Amber Leah Griffis,
Allen, Bryan & Daryn Griffis
Bradley & Brandon Griffis
Aubree, Carley, Brylie & Tucker Levi Moize
Brother David Griffis & wife, Carol of Kingston
Sisters Bonnie Fulks of Warner Robbins, GA
Reba Bruse & husband, Paul of Harriman
Madge Taylor of Huntsville, Alabama
Glen Unger of Ooltewah
Sisters & Brothers-in-law Anita Griffis of Kingston
Marcella Griffis of Harriman
Marita & Tom Winters of Cleveland
Brenda & Tim DeVaney of Gallatin
Charles & Betty Young of Rockwood
Clyde & Margie Young of Rockwood
Robert & Ruth Young of Rockwood
A host of extended family and too many special friends to mention by name.
The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, with sons, Pastor Randy Griffis & Pastor Darrell Griffis officiating. For those unable to attend, service will be live streamed at www.lbckingston.org . Interment will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday at Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.
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