Marvin Loyd Griffin

Died: Sun., Dec. 6, 2020


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 10, 2020
Location: Walker Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: Winchester Nazarene Church


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Marvin Loyd Griffin, 71, of Winchester, IN went to sleep and awakened in heaven with his Lord and Savior on December 6, 2020 following an extended illness. Waiting to warmly welcome him to heaven was his wife, Anna Margaret Griffin, his father, Paul Arthur Griffin, his mother Gladys Lorene (Teel) Griffin and his brother Gary Wayne Griffin, all of Winchester, IN.

Marvin proudly served our country as a Spec Officer (SP5) in the Vietnam War stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-14, and Good Conduct Medal. He then returned to his home in Winchester, IN where he worked at United Technologies in Berne, IN until his retirement. Marvin gave his life to Jesus in 1972 and was proud to be a disciple of Christ. He was loyal, humble, gentle and kind. He was hard to anger and quick to forgive. His laughter was contagious and his sweet eyes and smile radiated love. He was full of life lessons which he loved to share with his family. His love for Christ and family shined through as he as he spent many years as a caregiver for his brother and his wife. Marvin also held a special place in his heart for his family with special disabilities. Marvin’s final wishes to us were to remember to say I love you more, spread happiness among the living, spend more time loving and no time hating.

Survivors include his daughters, Marva Dawn Griffin of West Palm Beach, FL and Katherine (Ken) Sue Pearson of Zionsville, IN, and his sons, Steven James Griffin of Muncie, IN, Paul Arthur Griffin II of Winchester, Indiana. Additionally, he is survived by 6 step-children whom he loved very much. Barb (Jeff) Sexton of Farmland, IN, Deb Mutch of Greenville, OH, John (Sheila) Dull of Greenville, OH, Mike Dull of Ft. Wayne, IN, Angie Dull Glidewell (Jason Wilt) of Winchester, IN, and Jason Rockhill of Ft. Wayne, IN. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren whom he loved unequivocally.

Viewing will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 248 E. South St., Winchester, IN on Thursday, December 10 from 5-7 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Winchester First Church of Nazarene with Pastor Danny Hines, 403 S. Main St., Winchester, IN on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1 PM. A private family burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, IN.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

 

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Deb (Durbin) Mangas
   Posted Mon December 07, 2020
Marvin and I grew up and attended school together. I think beginning in kindergarten and graduated in the class of 1967. He and Gary lived on Newton Street and my sisters and I were on Heaston Street. It was wonderful hearing what a wonderful, positive and caring family man. Certainly, he had a large family which brought him love and happiness. That says so much about what a great man he was. May all your memories bring you peace with a life well lived.

Jill (Hinty) Keener
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
Deepest condolences to Marvin's friends and family from the Class of 1967. Marvin was always a quiet person and even though he did not attend our reunions, I would frequently see him at Walmart when I visited town. He always seemed surprised that I remembered him and he would always thank me; in that quiet "Marvin way". I was pleased to read that he had a life well lived and that he is now spending time with his beloved wife and brother.

Randi Rose
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
Deb and family so sorry for your loss Marvin was a great guy

Doug and Vickie Siders
   Posted Fri December 11, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to Marvin and his family.
We worked with Marvin in Berne. He was a very good man. Really enjoyed his with and insight. Rest in Peace my friend.

Sheryl Whitted
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss! We will always remember his smile and his appreciation for those around him. Paul, know that you had a wonderful dad and remember him always.

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