ERWIN — Gary L. Griffith, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a lifelong native of Unicoi County and was a son of the late Arnold and Gertrude Parker Griffith.
He co-owned and operated King Vest Sports of Greeneville for the past seventeen years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, served on the Board of Trustees, was the Stewardship Chairman and taught the Fellowship Sunday School Class for many years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister: Carol Poston.
Mr. Griffith leaves behind: Wife: Louise Griffith, of Erwin; Two Sons: Travis Griffith and wife, Melissa, Erwin, Bradley Griffith, Johnson City; Brother: James Griffith, of San Francisco, CA; Grandchildren: Neelee Griffith, Allee Griffith, Emma Griffith and Sadie Griffith; Niece: Leanne Hartman and husband, Jason, Shelby, NC; One Great Niece; and One Great Nephew.
Funeral services for Gary will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Larry Wiley and Reverend Brian Griffith will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Bubba Evely, Melissa Griffith and Jimmy Dunn.
Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday from 6:00 PM until service time at Valley Funeral Home.
The committal service will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 5, 2012, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Selected as honorary pallbearers are the men of Central Baptist Church.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Gary L. Griffith through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187