Services for Dwight Griffin were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at McClain-Hays Chapel, with Rev. Steve Robinson, Rev. Tommy Anderson and Rev. Eric Embry officiating. Burial followed in Hembree Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Griffin, 80, died Friday, June 14.
He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Fairview Community. He formerly worked at Weyerhaeuser in Philadelphia until 1976. He was Chief Deputy for Johnny Phillips from 1976 until 1984, and then served 17 years until his retirement at Union Police Department. Mr. Griffin was a member of Dixon Baptist Church; a member of the National Rifle Assn; and a member of Diver Rescue Unit in Neshoba County. He served for a number of years in Mississippi Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Griffin of Philadelphia; sons, Ricky Griffin (Brandy) of Philadelphia, Ronnie Robinson (Michelle) of Chunky, Steve Robinson (Vicky) of Union and Ken French (Sharon) of Union; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three special nieces and their families; and his special pet Rosie.
Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his daughter, Nikki Griffin Haynes; infant son Ronald; triplets, Terry, Jerry and Sherry; parents, Raymond and Edna Earl Griffin; and sister, Peggie Sullivan
Pallbearers were Justis Lilley, Brayden Lilley, Cade Griffin, Zach Griffin, David Boatner, Jerry Hamm, Gus Johnson and Robbie Stovall. Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Robinson, Joseph French, Andrew French, Greg Cosgrove, Joel Cosgrove and Brad Cosgrove.