Bobby G. Griffith

Monday, September 23, 1940 - Thursday, December 7, 2017

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of Bobby G. Griffith  - 1940-2017

Candler- Bobby Gerald Griffith, age 77, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Mr. Griffith was born September 23, 1940 in Cherokee County, NC to the late James Willard Griffith and the late Myrtle Huskins Griffith.  He had resided in Canton before making his home in Candler for the past 39 years. Mr. Griffith was a United States Army veteran who honorably served his country during the Viet Nam era. He had been employed with BASF in Enka where he was a dedicated employee of 30 years.  Bobby was an avid reader and indeed a hard worker. In the words of his family,” Bobby was a good husband, father, grandfather, a wonderful son-in-law and his main concern was always taking care of his family that he loved deeply.” 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Harry Griffith and also an infant sister, Evelyn Griffith. 

Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Pat Henry Griffith of Candler, a son, James Griffith and his wife, Sherri Griffith of Maggie Valley; granddaughters,  Jamie, Hannah and Breeana;  brothers, Wayne Griffith, Danny Griffith and Gary Griffith all of Canton;  sisters, Billie Clark of Canton, Pat Kirkpatrick of Waynesville and Peggy Griffith of Monks Corner, SC and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. Pastor Michael Rich will be officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Griffith’s memory to SARGE’S Animal Rescue Foundation, 256 Industrial Park Drive, Waynesville, 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Griffith family.





Condolences from family and friends


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We enjoyed having Bobby as our neighbor for 7 years. He and Pat were always friendly and kind to us. Truly the kind of neighbors anyone would be blessed to have. I know Bobby is in Heaven and Pat will be reunited with him one day.
Gary and Janet Rosselle
We were namesakes so to speak. He was the boy version and I was the girl version. He decided very quickly that I was to be “Bob” also. So that’s what he called me from then on. A few people since then periodically have called me Bob but I can never hear it without thinking of Bob. He was a sweet, kind man. And boy did he love to pick, especially on Pat. I don’t think he ever got enough of that. Pat please know how very much I love you. Bob will surely be missed by many! Love, Bobbie
Bobbie Carpenter
James, Sheri & family, oiur prayers are with you at the loss of your dad. May the blessed memories from God fill the vacancy in the family. May the peace from our Heavenly Father comfort you as you face the days ahead. Remember that God promised enough grace for every need. We love you all. Don & Dianne Bryson Tarheel Drive Waynesville, NC
Donald Bryson
My heart hurts for you Pat. I am so sorry for your loss, and you will be in my prayers. I liked hearing Bob laugh, he always had a smile. Know we love you.
Becky Henry