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Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Burial: South Muddy Cemetery, Jasper County
Thomas Howard Griffy, age 63, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, February 1, 2019, at Clay County Hospital in Flora.
Tom was born July 27, 1955, in Flora, the son of Howard F. Griffy and Dorothy Holeman Griffy. He was united in marriage to Lina K. Rude on March 4, 1977, in Newton, and they have celebrated 41 wedding anniversaries together.
He was retired from working on the railroad in track maintenance. He was a longtime member of Wabash Baptist Church in Louisville where he had served as a deacon. Tom’s giving spirit was shared with others when he volunteered his time to drive for Clay County Hospice and while he visited those who appreciated someone to talk to. He looked forward to seeing his friends at coffee, and especially being with his grandkids, making memories that will always help them bring back a smile. He also enjoyed helping Lina take care of the other special “members of the family,” their miniature dachshunds.
Tom is survived by his wife: Lina Griffy of Louisville; father: Howard (Sharon) Griffy of Urbana; mother: Dorothy Tolliver of Flora; 4 children: Beverly (Brent) Linder of Louisville, Amanda (Josh) Mock of Farina, Andrew Griffy (Sara Mercer) of Kinmundy, Michael Griffy (Mary Moore) of Iola; 7 grandchildren; stepsister and stepbrother: Mistie (Dr. Alfonso) Urdaneta and Scott (Marla) Tolliver both of Salem; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Beverly Griffy; stepfather: John H Tolliver; and nephew: Shane Lewis.
A funeral ceremony will begin 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with Pastor Randy McElroy officiating. Burial will follow in South Muddy Cemetery in Jasper County. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home. Visit the online guestbook at: www.frankandbright.com.
Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family.
My thoughts and prayers go to his family during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear this. Hugs to Lina and rest of the family.
So sorry for your loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Pray for God to comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He was such a wonderful person. I was so happy to get to know him thru working as hospice volunteers. He will truly be missed.
Lina we're so saddened to hear this. You & your Family are in our thoughts and our prayers...
Lina and family. I am so sorry to hear about Tom. I will keep you in my prayers
Beverly and family, I am so sorry for the passing of you dad! I am praying for you and your family. Thinking of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Tom was a beloved volunteer for Clay County Hospice for many years. He gave so much of his time to many of our Clay County Hospice patients through the years. We could always count on Tom whenever we called him. He was so willing to help our Clay County Hospice program any way he could. Everyone who knew Tom thought the world of him, and he will be very missed by everyone who knew him. RIP our good and faithful servant of God.