Memorial services for Earl J. Griffin age 86 of Beemer, NE will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Family Worship Center in West Point, NE, with Pastor Aaron Trimble officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Earl passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Premier Estates of West Point.
Earl James Griffin was born on March 29, 1931 at Decatur, NE to Walter and Viola (Young) Griffin. He grew up in Decatur, NE and attended Decatur Public Schools. In 1948, Earl enlisted in the U.S. Navy while in high school and completed his G.E.D. in the service. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Earl lived in Albuquerque, NM for a number of years and worked as a warehouse supervisor.
Earl lived in Denver, CO for several years and he was united in marriage to Naoma Mathews in 2002. The couple have been residing in Beemer for the last several years.
Earl was a member of Beemer American Legion Post #159. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending auctions, and loved to travel.
Wife-Naoma Griffin of Beemer, NE
Earl Griffin, Jr. of Wichita, KS
Mary and Dan Rieth of Woodward, OK
Patty and Randy Powell of Wichita, KS
Cathy Lyons of Denver, CO
Brenda Perry of Denver, CO
Arthur Griffin of Denver, CO
Grandchildren-Bill and Melissa Griffin, Jason and Jenny Rieth, Robert Shane Griffin, Sarah, Jason Powell, Amy Stewart, Mary Erskine, Heather Perry, AJ Griffin, Vance Griffin, Gaberial Griffin, and Avery Griffin
Great Grandchildren-Michael and Kyle Griffin, Olivia, Tyler, Elizabeth, Lauren, Sidney and Gavin Rieth, Anna, Elizabeth, Nicole, Josie, Louise, Helen and Kait Powell, Darian and Cody Marshall, Aily and Kevin Erskine
Brother- James Gallop of Dakota City, NE
Sisters-Marion Moore of Denver, CO
Linda Jensen of San Antonio, TX
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, two sons-David and Jimmy, and sisters-Dorthy Spinner and Marcella Snyder.