OBITUARY: James ‘Jimmy’ Richard Griffin


James “Jimmy” Richard Griffin, age 82 passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at his residence.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lessie & Dudley Wills; parents, Johnnie Griffin & Geraldine Ercell Griffin; wife, Betty Tucker Griffin; brother, William Lofton Griffin, sister, Judy Jarrett; brothers-in-law, Robert Guethlein, Roy Allen & Donald Jarrett; sister-in-law, Shelby Lou Griffin.

Survived by brothers, Bobby Griffin, Jerry (Betty) Griffin, Johnny (Sue) Griffin, sisters, Nancy Guethlein and Betty Allen; a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family, friends and neighbors.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Sherri Williams for her special care to Jimmy.

Mr. Griffin was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was owner and operator of Griffin’s Auto Repair for over 40 years. His passions were bird hunting, fishing, and he was an avid outdoorsman. He also enjoyed drag racing and antique cars. His kids were his dogs, Dakota, Sussie, Abby and cat, Kitty.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19th in Lebanon’s First Baptist Church (227 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087) from 2-4 p.m. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20th, 11:00 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel until funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel (602 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN. 37087). Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers, Billy Williams, Keith Piper, Larry “Satch” Conatser, Paul Crockett, Chad Lannom, Chuck York. Honorary pallbearers, George Lannom, Wayne Barrett, Susan & Wayne King, Wade Hurd & Roy Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Griffin’s memory to New Leash on Life, 507 Jim Draper Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37087.



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