Thomas Lesil Griffin Jr., of Wappapello, Missouri, son of the late Thomas Griffin Sr. and Zuella (Pendley) Griffin was born on April 27, 1934, in Hornersville, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2023, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, at the age of 89.
He lived in Southeast Missouri all of his life. Thomas was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Wappapello, Missouri, where he served as an usher. Thomas was a United States Army Veteran. Thomas worked hard and took pride in making sure his yard was well kept, and he loved serving the church, but his true enjoyment was spending time with his family, friends and spoiling all children.
Thomas married the love of his life Ruby L. Parks on July 18, 1953, in Vanduser, Missouri and enjoyed her company just short of 70 blessed years before his passing.
Thomas is survived by his wife of the home; one sister, Deloris Garrison of Sikeston, Missouri; one grandson, Thomas Rust Brown of Jefferson City, Missouri as well as a host of family and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Sandra K. Brown and Juanita Griffin; one sister, Estella Alberson.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16, 2023, with the funeral service to follow at the Watkins And Sons Funeral Chapel In Dexter, Missouri, with Pastor Bill Richard Blagg of Wappapello, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri, with Watkins And Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
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