Robert F. Griffith, age 75, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Grif was born in Cleveland, Ohio January 12, 1946, to the late William James and Clarice Elnora (Wehagen) Griffith. He was also preceded in death by siblings William Griffith, Joan Wagner and Richard Griffith.
Grif married the former Jayne Hostetler May 24, 1975 in West Liberty, and she survives. He is also survived by sons Gabe (Nikki) Griffith of Anna, Ohio, Alan Griffith of West Liberty and Ben (Liz) Griffith of West Liberty; ten grandchildren Zoey, Koby, Isaac, Christian, Ethyn, Zac, Jacob, Chloe, Roe and Jordan; a brother, Roger (Pam) Griffith of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his mother-in-law, Sue Hostetler of West Liberty and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Grif served eight years during the Vietnam War. He worked at DAB before going to Honda where he retired from in 2013. Grif was the West Liberty Zoning Officer for twenty five plus years and coached Little League and Pony League baseball for many years. He was a member of the West Liberty Presbyterian Church where he was active as an elder and clerk as well as being very active in the Epiphany ministry. Grif loved to sing and was a member of the Joyful Noise Quartet. He loved the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes – Grif could listen to one game on the radio, watch another one on TV and know the details of both. He had a special spot at the Liar’s Table at Liberty Gathering Place in West Liberty and was well-known for his spot standing along the fence at West Liberty football games.
Friends may call Friday, January 15, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in West Liberty. Officiating pastors will be Pastor Keith Landis and Pastor Bob Brown. A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty, with military honors provided by members of the Logan County Honor Guard. Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom free, practice social distancing and wear a mask.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the Griffith family.
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