OBITUARY: John L. Griffith


John L. Griffith, a devoted husband, esteemed retired therapist, and distinguished veteran, passed away on 22, 2023, in Gallatin, Tennessee.

He was born on May 14, 1948, in Odessa, Texas. John’s passing leaves behind a legacy of compassion, dedication to his profession, and unwavering loyalty to his loved ones.

John began his career as a respiratory therapist with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Throughout his years in the field, he touched countless lives through his dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional care.

However, it was not only in his career that John demonstrated boundless devotion. He served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John’s unwavering courage and commitment earned him numerous medals of honor for his valorous actions during his time in service. His bravery and sacrifice showcased his deep love for his country and fellow servicemen.

In addition to his distinguished career and military service, John was blessed with a loving family. He formed an unbreakable bond with Kathy Griffith, whom he married and cherished for many years. Their love served as an inspiration to all who knew them, consistently radiating warmth and strength.

Following Kathy’s passing, John found love again with Gail Nabors-Griffith. Their union brought joy and companionship into their lives as they supported each other through thick and thin. They shared countless treasured memories together.

John deeply valued friendship and maintained strong connections throughout his life. His brother-in-law Winfield “Jack” Cooper held a special place in his heart, and their bond was a source of mutual support and laughter. Greg Johnson and Debbie Sloan were also close friends, who stood by John’s side through life’s challenges. Josh, Julie Soppe, Brian, and Betsy Skelly were among the many friends who formed an integral part of John’s life, turning moments into cherished memories.

John L. Griffith will be remembered as a compassionate caregiver, a valiant defender of freedom, and a loving husband. His selflessness touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impression on all fortunate enough to have known him. Although his physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit lives on through the memories shared by friends and family.

As we bid farewell to John, we remember the joy he brought to our lives and strive to carry forward his legacy of unwavering dedication and love for one another. He will forever remain in our hearts as someone who made this world a better place through his kindness and selflessness.

May John L. Griffith rest in eternal peace.

A memorial service will be announced soon.


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