William Nelson Griffin, 71, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Snowville in the home that he and his wife were very proud of. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a Director at the Mobility Technology Center, Ft. Belvoir. Bill was an active member of the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department and was a longtime bowler. Above all Bill was a gentleman and a scholar who was admired and loved by family and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lucille Kenny Griffin.
Survivors include his loving wife, Joy Case Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Betty Griffin and Brian and Angie Griffin, all of Texas; stepson and his wife, Travis and Missie Winch of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Madison, Nolan, Emily, Gabe, Miles, Ellis, Neil and Evie; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Megan; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Marian Griffin of Texas; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith Altizer of Indiana, and Charlene and Harold Hill and Barbara and Dennis Lineberry, all of Woodlawn.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Military graveside services will be held Monday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin with the Rev. Angela Lineberry officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Carilion Hospice of the NRV.
The Griffin family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.