John W. Griffin



JACKSONVILLE - John W. Griffin, 84, of Jacksonville, died at his home on Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel, with Rev. Charles McKinney officiating.
Mr. Griffin was born in Edenton, NC to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Griffin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, his mother-in-law, a brother-in-law and one nephew.
He was a 1952 graduate of Edenton High School and served his country in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He received his teaching degree from East Carolina College in 1962.
Mr. Griffin was employed by Camp Lejeune Dependent Schools for 14 years and Onslow County Schools for 19 years for a total of 33 years in the school system. Upon retirement, he was awarded THE ORDER OF THE LONG LEAF PINE and also received an award for 30 years of service for The North Carolina High School Officials Association.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Linda Griffin of the home; sister-in-law, Brenda McKenrick and her husband, Tom of Cameron, NC; brother-in-law, Dan Clark and his wife, Cindy of Fayetteville, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Joe, Uncle John always enjoyed your countless hours of visits, always including taking time to pray and fellowship together.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Onslow Home Health and Hospice for their professional dedication and kindness. Without Jackie, Yolanda, Sara, Stacy and all the staff and doctors, John could not have met his goal of being at home when he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Words can never express our heartfelt thank you to our neighbors, Jim and Vickie Debrito for their loving care and friendship of over 30 years.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, prior to the service, from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Onslow Community Outreach – Onslow Soup Kitchen, 600 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.