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Rollin G. Griffith Jr. 10/12/1934 – 03/23/2012

 March 26, 2012    By Admin

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of Rollin Griffith. We also rejoice in his death knowing that he is now with Jesus. Thank you for all the wonderful years and ways you, our customers, have blessed the business he built and loved so much. Mr. Rollin G. Griffith, age 77 of Griffin, Georgia passed away, Friday, March 23, 2012. Mr. Griffith was born in Griffin, Georgia on October 12, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rollin Gerald Griffith, Sr., and Lucy Huguley Griffith. Mr. Griffith served 8 years with the Army National Guard, was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, and was with Gideon’s International. Mr. Griffith along with his parents owned and operated the Spinning Wheel Drive-In from 1950 – 1955 and the Triangle Restaurant from 1956 – 1969. Mr. Griffith founded Griffith’s Drive-In in 1975. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on March 22, 2012 Survivors include wife of 58 years, Norma W. Griffith; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Laurie Griffith of Griffin, Randy and Linda Griffith of Newnan; grandchildren, Hailey and Tim Andrews of Lilburn, Micki Griffith, Rusty Griffith and Jessi Griffith all of Griffin; great-grandchildren, Ali Andrews and Brooks Andrews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bobby and Runette Watts of Monroe.

His grandson, Rusty Griffith, officiated the funeral and the Marine Corp League rendered military honors. We know he would have been so very proud.

Great Man for a Great City – A Note from Jeff

 March 28, 2012    By Admin

We would like to take this opportunity to thank so many people. My dad passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. We started writing Thank-You notes a couple of days after the funeral and realized we could not begin to write one to each person because we had so many people reach out to our family. My dad would have been so embarrassed had he heard you, our neighbors, talking about how he inspired you and how you loved talking to him. Dad was undoubtedly the most humble man I have ever known. He never thought he did enough and was always amazed when people patted him on the back for his business and his caring personality.

My grandparents came to Griffin in the late 1920s,Griffin was all Dad ever knew or wanted. He loved the people here and was always proud to tell people where he came from. When we went on vacation, he could not wait to return home to go back to work for his friends and neighbors. The outpouring of sympathy, well wishes, hugs, food, and kind deeds have certainly opened our eyes to how much Dad was thought of. We are very fortunate to be living among the kindest people in the world; each thought and deed has not and will not be forgotten. Dad would be overwhelmed, thankful, and proud of the outreach everyone has shown. It means so much more than we can express in words. 

Thank-You Griffin,

Jeff Griffith and Family