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Donald Craig Griffin

April 22, 1948 ~ August 10, 2018 (age 70)

Bennettsville, SC

Mr. Donald Craig Griffin, 70, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 10, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. Griffin was born on April 22, 1948 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the late John Alvin and Wilma Ann Scarborough Griffin. Mr. Griffin was an Army Veteran with the 82nd Airborne unit out of Ft. Bragg, NC and retired as a supervisor with Cast Matic. Mr. Donald was an active member at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bennettsville and loved ministering and visiting the residents at the local nursing homes.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents listed above, two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Lou Lear Griffin of the home; daughters, Laura Baxavins (Nick) of Hendersonville, NC, Debbie Parson (Dan) of Mississippi, Sandra Griffin (William Mason) of Winston Salem, NC, Rebeca Pennington (Bobby) of Delaware, Christina Griffin of Indiana; step-sons, Mike Lear (Debbie) of Bennettsville, Jeff Lear of Indiana, Bill Lear (Jeanne) of Florence, Harold Lear (Charyl) of St. Joseph, Michigan; 19 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday August 14, 2018 at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bennettsville.

A visitation will be held an hour before the service at the church. Burial will take place at Rogers Cemetery in McColl, SC.

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Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Griffin family.

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