Gerald Griffith Obituary

Gerald  Griffith
Gerald Griffith

September 30, 1942 - October 15, 2020
Born in London, Ohio
Resided in Stockport, Ohio
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Gerald Griffith, age 78, of Todds OH went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1942 in London OH to the late Ora and Sadie Wellman Griffith. A 1960 graduate of Mt.Sterling High School, he attended Wilmington College and the Ohio State University. Retiring from Consolidated Freight in 2002, he then worked at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Bookstore. For many years he lived in the Mt. Vernon/Apple Valley area where he was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple.

Gerald was the kindest man with a big heart and a great smile loved by everyone who knew him. The greatest joy of his life was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 48 years Mary Lou (Forrest) Griffith, whom he married May 27, 1972, daughter Kristi (Philip) Jansma of Manaus, Brazil, son Ben (Kari) Griffith of Glouster OH, daughter-in-law Janet Griffith of Sierra Vista AZ and 16 grandchildren: Levi, Lydia, Sophia and Sydney Griffith; Jessica, Karina, Logan, Olivia, Lucas, Kayla, Victoria, Ana, Makenna, Hayley, Hudson and Landon Jansma. Survived also by brother Larry (Jean) Griffith, sisters Marlene Cunningham, Linda Wilson, Bobbie (John) Schilling and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son Michael Griffith, his parents, sisters Lucille Maggard and Louise Eitel, and brothers Jim and Herb Griffith.

A private virtual memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Marietta.

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