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George Levi Griffis

February 1, 1937 ~ August 3, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

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.

 

SURVIVORS

 

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

11 Great-grandchildren

 

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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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 5, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church
205 Lawnville Road
Kingston, TN 37763

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 5, 2020

7:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church
205 Lawnville Road
Kingston, TN 37763

Graveside Service
Thursday
August 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery

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