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James Donald Griffin, 78

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James Donald Griffin, 78, of Lonoke, Arkansas passed from this life on December 1, 2016. He was born in Keo, Arkansas on February 11, 1938 to the late James and Christine Griffin. Don served in the United State Navy. He worked for over 20 years at the Arkansas Hwy Department and retired from DHS Commodities Distribution. Don volunteered at Helping Hands and always gave a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved going to the beach, gardening and most of all, he loved his family dearly.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Thompson. Don is survived by his two daughters, Karen (James) Harris of Austin and Jill Wirzfeld of Bryant; his grandchildren, Haley, Harris, and Katelyn; nephews, Randy and Kelly Griffin; close friends, Jim Milner, David Barker, Dian and Darv Evans and “Annie” his dachshund who was always at his side.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas with a Graveside comital service to be held at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas at a later date.

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  • Bob Posted December 6, 2016 8:51 PM

    Truly a fine gentleman…

  • Linda Posted December 6, 2016 10:49 PM

    Don will be missed by anyone that ever knew and loved him.

  • Paul gann Posted December 6, 2016 10:53 PM

    Remember you well ..

  • Crystal Burkeen Posted December 7, 2016 7:28 AM

    Will be missed

  • Larry and Rita Barker Posted December 7, 2016 2:58 PM

    Sending prayers to the family.. Don was a fine man and will be missed by many.

  • Joyce Moody Posted December 12, 2016 8:13 PM

    I didn’t know about Don passing until today, I would have come to the service , worked with Don at Commodities many years, he was a wonderful person, enjoyed working with him, Hearing about his garden & animals. He could grow anything and I killed everything I tried to grow. will miss him.

  • Alvin Herrington Posted January 3, 2017 7:46 PM

    I just found about about your passing, my friend, thank you for your hospitality and friendship, I always enjoy visiting and having you as a friend. To your family and friends, my condolences to each of you.

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