Thomas Lee Griffin, 79

of Greenville, KY died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom was born on January 4, 1942 in Chattanooga, TN. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He moved to Greenville in 1961 with TVA where he had a lifelong career as a Line Engineer. He joined the National Guard in 1964 where he retired after 26 years as a Sergeant First Class in Company C, 1st Battalion 123d Armor, 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division (mech). He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf at Greenville Country Club where he was a long-time member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Mohon Griffin, and his parents, T.L. and Gladys Griffin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm from Gary’s Funeral Home by Reverend Ron Metheny. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 21, 2021 after 10:00 am until service time at 3:00 pm. Burial, with military honors, to follow in Old Jackson Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of sending flowers, donations may be given to the Wounded Warriors Project or a local Hospice Care.

He is survived by:

His son

Scott Griffin of New York City, NY

Two daughters

Cindy (Mark) Rutherford of Belton, Kentucky

Melissa (Lynn) Dukes of Brentwood, Tennessee

One granddaughter

Sydney Dukes of Brentwood, TN

One sister

Gerry Ann (Larry) Bosworth of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Three nephews

Majeed Molavi of Chattanooga

Mehdi (Julie) Molavi of Carmel, Indiana and

Mahmoud (Kelley) Molavi of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

He had several great nieces and nephews.

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