January 21, 2018
Joe Griffin, 56, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Hatchett officiating. Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with Brian Livingston, Jason Young, Tommy Posey, Jonathan Barton and Bill Johnson serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Joe Griffin was born February 16, 1961, in Pavo, Ga., the son of Jimmy David Griffin, Sr. and Donna Jean Mattingly Griffin. He lived in Southwest Georgia most of his life and was Baptist by faith. Joe loved being at home although he spent many hours on the road as a truck driver. “Frostie”, his CB handle, enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing.
Survivors include his fiancé, Lanette Hathaway; his siblings, Jerrold Griffin and his wife, Kimberly, of Bainbridge, Jimmy Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Angela, of Knightdale, NC, Jackie Griffin Davenport and her husband, Terry, of Hazelhurst, Ga., Joan Griffin Clinton and her husband, Virgil, of Thomasville, Ga., Jerry Griffin and his wife, Amy, of Leesburg, Ga., and Dewey Griffin of Bainbridge, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parent.