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GEORGE LEVI GRIFFIS, AGE 83

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George Levi Griffis, age 83, of Kingston, passed away August 3, 2020 at Roane Medical Center with his wife and children by his side. He was born February 1, 1937 in Harriman and was a lifelong resident of Roane County. Levi was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston and attended as long as his health permitted. He retired after 38 years from the Roane Hosiery Mill, Inc., where he had worked as a textile foreman.  He loved getting together with his friends at McDonald’s in Harriman. He enjoyed collecting scrap metal and visiting at Roane Metals Group in Rockwood. He was preceded in death by his parents: William (Pet) & Cecil Ruth Brewster Griffis; and brothers: Gene & Joe Griffis. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years: Joyce Lee Young Griffis of Kingston; children: Darrell Levi Griffis (Bridgett) of Lenoir City, Randy Griffis (Brenda) of Kingston, Jeff Griffis (Melinda) of Kingston, and Staci Griffis Moize (Jimmy) of Lyles; grandchildren: Ashley Zacher, Amber Leah Griffis, Allen, Bryan & Daryn Griffis, Bradley & Brandon Griffis, and Aubree, Carley, Brylie & Tucker Levi Moize; 11 great-grandchildren; brother: David Griffis (Carol) of Kingston; sisters: Bonnie Fulks of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Reba Bruse (Paul) of Harriman, Madge Taylor of Huntsville, Alabama and Glen Unger of Ooltewah; sisters & brothers-in-law: Anita Griffis of Kingston, Marcella Griffis of Harriman, Marita & Tom Winters of Cleveland, Brenda & Tim DeVaney of Gallatin, Charles & Betty Young of Rockwood, Clyde & Margie Young of Rockwood, and Robert & Ruth Young of Rockwood; and a host of extended family and too many special friends to mention by name. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston with funeral service following.  For those unable to attend, service will be live streamed at www.lbckingston.org . Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.


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