Robert Eugene Griffith, 89, the husband of Betty P. Simpson Griffith, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky.
He was born on August 2, 1927, in Lexington, the son of the late Robert M. and Emma Lee Berry Griffith. Bob was a 40-year Veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring as Sr. Chief Petty Officer. Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked for UPS for 20 years. He was a member of The First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife Betty; two sons, Robert E. Griffith Jr., and Eric L. Griffith; two step-daughters, Debbie Kelly (David) and Robin Kacmarcik (Dave); one sister, Geraldine L. Harvey; four grandchildren, Lyle, Sean, Jordan and Laura Griffith; three step-grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin and Stone as well as several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melva L. Brown Griffith, one brother, Wallace B. Griffith, and one sister, Joyce Allen Moore.
A Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at The Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County with Rev. Bill Fort officiating.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 26, 2017