GREENVILLE, KY., Thomas Lee Griffin, 79, of Greenville passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom was born on January 4, 1942 in Chattanooga, TN. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He moved to Greenville in 1961 with TVA where he had a lifelong career as a Line Engineer. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf at Greenville Country Club where he was a long-time member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Mohon Griffin, and his parents, T.L. and Gladys Griffin.
He joined the National Guard in 1964 where he retired after 26 years as a Sergeant First Class in Company C, 1st Battalion 123d Armor, 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division (mech).
He is survived by his son Scott Griffin of New York City, NY., 2 daughters Cindy (Mark) Rutherford of Belton and Melissa (Lynn) Dukes of Brentwood, TN., 1 granddaughter Sydney Dukes of Brentwood, TN., 1 sister Gerry Ann (Larry) Bosworth of Chattanooga, TN., 3 nephews Majeed Molavi of Chattanooga, TN., Mehdi (Julie) Molavi of Carmel, IN., and Mahmoud (Kelley) Molavi of Murfreesboro, TN., he had several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2021 after 10:00 am until service time at 3:00 pm. Burial, with military honors, to follow in Old Jackson Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of sending flowers, donations may be given to the Wounded Warriors Project or a local Hospice Care.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm from Gary’s Funeral Home by Reverend Ron Metheny.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net