November 2, 1932 - June 22, 2021
Griffis – Keith Franklin Griffis, age 88, of Macclenny, Florida went to his Heavenly home on June 22, 2021 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home. He was born November 2, 1932 in Macclenny, Florida to the late Mallie Griffis and Ona Richardson Griffis. Keith was raised in Union County and graduated from Union County High School. Shortly after school, Keith joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served for 6 years. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Keith met the love of his life, Claudia Tharpe. They were happily married on July 19, 1958. Keith was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather who loved his family dearly. He was truly a jack of all trades and known for his many entrepreneurial endeavors. Keith started as the owner and operator of a local gas station, sold life insurance for a short time, worked at numerous dealerships where he gained the knowledge to own, Keith Griffis Ford in Macclenny. He also was the owner of Triple G Trucking and Woodlawn Nursery for many years. Keith was one of the founding members of Glen Church which was established March of 1976. He loved attending church and helping to further God’s Kingdom. In Keith’s free time, he enjoyed tending to his farm, being outdoors watching nature, hunting and fishing. He was formerly the Mayor for the City of Macclenny as well as a charter member of the Macclenny Golf and Country Club and the Baker County Federal Credit Union. More than anything, Keith loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Claudia Griffis; brother, Dallas Griffis; and sister, Winnofae Fair. Keith is survived by his four children, Karen (John) Griffis of Portland, OR, Franklin (Catie) Griffis, Lance (Andrea) Griffis, and Jennifer (Scott) Conner all of Macclenny, FL; sister, Alice Ellington of Lake Butler, FL; grandchildren, Lauren (Jonathan) Gaskins, Caitlin Griffis (Kristine Perez), Jordan Griffis, Joel Griffis, Emily Conner; great granddaughters, McKinley Gaskins and Avery Gaskins. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Glen Church with Pastor Franklin Griffis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the church. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Griffis – Keith Franklin Griffis, age 88, of Macclenny, Florida went to his Heavenly home on June 22, 2021 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home. He was born November 2, 1932 in Macclenny, Florida to the late Mallie Griffis and Ona Richardson... View Obituary & Service Information
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