STEPHENVILLE Jay D. Griffin, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Townsend officiating. Interment will follow at the Smith Springs Cemetery in Erath County.

Jay was born on Nov. 2, 1923, in Erath County to the late Albert and Fannie Griffin. He married Lorene Falkner on March 18, 1944, in Stephenville and she preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 2002. Jay has resided in Stephenville since 1964 after previously living in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a mechanic and a farmer. Jay was a Baptist.

Jay is survived by two sons, Dykes Griffin and wife Diane of Stephenville, and Larry Griffin and wife Marcia of Stephenville; grandchildren, Ashli Parham, Dykes Griffin II, Gordon Carroll; great-grandchildren, Dykes Edward Griffin III, McKenzi Parham, Miller Parham, Mace Parham; niece and nephews including, Karen Griffin Byrd of Waxahachie.

Memorials may be made to the Solid Rock Church, 5481 N. US Hwy 281 Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

Published March 28, 2008

Stephenville Empire-Tribune