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William "Bill" Arnold Griffin

August 14, 1941 — October 26, 2022

Dothan

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

15579 U.S.  Highway 431 South

Headland, Alabama 36345

(334) 6WE-CARE (693-2273)

www.wrightfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

WILLIAM “BILL” GRIFFIN

DOTHAN, AL… William “Bill” Griffin, Captain United States Air Force Retired, and a resident of Dothan, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at his home. He was 81.

          Graveside services will be held 10:30 A.M. (E.S.T.), Monday, October 31, 2022, at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with his grandson, Brother Dustin Rivenbark officiating. Visitation will be held 2:00 until 4:00 P.M.(C.S.T.) Sunday, at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. A service will be held at 4:00 P.M. (C.S.T.) Sunday, at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory following the visitation with his grandson, Brother Dustin Rivenbark officiating.

          Bill was born August 14, 1941 in Dozier, Alabama to the late Clarence Griffin and Oleane Baker Griffin Hodges. He attended Troy State University, earning an Accounting Degree before attending Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force in 1972. His tours of duty included the Korean Peninsula, Guam, Crete in the Mediterranean Sea, and many assignments stateside. After retiring from the Air Force in 1983, he served in the Civil Service at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, retiring in 2000 as Director of Accounting and Finance. Bill was an active member of the Retired Officers Association. Bill was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Fan. He enjoyed exercise, spending time with his family, playing horseshoes, cards, and trivia.

          Mr. Griffin was a selfless man, with a great sense of humor, who dedicated his life to his family. He will truly be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

          Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by daughter Vicki Griffin; his great-granddaughter, Callie Grace Rivenbark; and his brother, Jimmy Griffin.

          Leaving to cherish his memories are his daughter, Jennifer Long (Shawn); his son, Greg Griffin (Stephanie); his sisters, Glenda Griffin and Diane Wernsing; his grandchildren, Dustin Rivenbark (Aimee), Raea Parker (Lynn), Logan McKnight, Natalie Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Daniel Griffin, and Emily McKnight; his great-grandchildren, Brianna and Adalyn Rivenbark, Tristyn and Addison Parker; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Visitation

Sunday, October 30, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Crematory

15579 US Hwy 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

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15579 US Hwy 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Graveside Service

Monday, October 31, 2022

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Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery

553 AL-165, Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856

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