Charlie Griffith Jr., age 69, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at his residence.
He was a native of Mitchell County, NC, and a son of the late Conway and Dolly Cooper Griffith.
Mr. Griffith served in the United States Navy during Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Higbee stationed out of Pearl Harbor. Charlie worked for the Unicoi County Department of Education as a school bus mechanic. He was a member of Erwin Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon, worship leader and song leader.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Ann Lee Griffith; and a brother, Tom Griffith.
He leaves behind: Wife: Louise Harris Griffith, of Erwin; Daughter: Amy Lamaa, of Erwin; Sons: Mark Griffith, of Erwin, Sam Griffith, of Rogersville; Sisters: Lucille Griffith, of Erwin, Virginia Hoyle, of Erwin, Lola Marie Nelson, of Erwin; Brothers: Roscoe Griffith, of Lawton, OK, Clyde Griffith, of Erwin, Walter Griffith, of Erwin, Jim Griffith, of Erwin, Halvie Griffith, of Rogersville.
The life of Charlie Griffith Jr. will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Erwin Church of the Brethren. Brother Randy Griffith and Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Reverend Kevin Laws. Friends are encouraged to express memories of life and times at the conclusion of the service.
A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Erwin Church of the Brethren on Wednesday.
A committal service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Bennett Cemetery in the Bailey Settlement of North Carolina. Those who wish to attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 AM to go in procession. The men of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Charlie Griffith Jr. through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187