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WINGATE - On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Mr. Jerry Lee Griffin, 66, passed away peacefully with his wife at his bedside at Anson Health and Rehabilitation following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022, by the graveside in Wingate Cemetery in Wingate with Rev. Marc Sessions officiating.
The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
Jerry was born September 5, 1955, in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late Howard Lee Griffin and the late Carolyn Chewning Griffin McIntyre. He was a graduate of Bowman High School in Wadesboro.
He worked for more than 30 years in the telecommunications industry, retiring in 2018 with Verizon Wireless. Most of his adult life was spent as a firefighter and EMT, having worked with both Anson County and Beaver Lane in Marshville.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 27 years, Terri Adcock Griffin; his children, Nikki Carpenter and husband, Clint of Marshville, John Baucom and wife, Rachel of Monroe, Beth Diggs and husband, Rodney and Jennifer Stovall and husband, Robert both of Wadesboro and Stephanie Brown and husband, Jody of Polkton; his grandchildren, Allison Jean “AJ” Carpenter and Gage Carpenter, Jaxon Baucom, Reagan Diggs, Katelyn Stegall and husband, Lucas , Brooke Stovall, Carlee Brown and Lila Brown; his brother and sisters, Carl Griffin and wife, Julie of Wadesboro, Pam Foster and husband, Don of Summerville, SC, Sandy Tedder and husband, James of Aberdeen, Carrie Watson and husband, Mike of Matthews and his mother-in-law, Nancy Huntley of Wadesboro.
Jerry was a gentle giant with a heart just as big. Besides the love for his grandchildren and children, he had a special love for his Yorkie named Miss Parker and she became his heartbeat and constant companion after his diagnosis with Parkinson’s.
He fought a long hard battle with the awful disease, but he is no longer in pain and will forever be the angel that watches over his wife and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road North, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28227.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Visitation following the service.
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