Mr. Al Griffin,70, of Mamers, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at home with his children by his side, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Griffin was born in Lee County, son of the late William Samuel “W.S.” and Nadine Brown Griffin. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Chalmers Griffin.
Mr. Griffin graduated from Boone Trail High School, before attending Campbell College. Mr. Griffin worked as the store Manager at Napa Auto Parts in Lillington where he was employed for nearly 20 years, while specializing in automotive paint and body work. He then transitioned to AutoZone where he managed stores in Dunn and Sanford for 20 years, while increasing store revenue with his vast knowledge and personality alone.
Mr. Griffin was a hard working, devoted family man that never met a stranger. He loved his children dearly and always put others before himself. He enjoyed making everyone laugh and was well known for his wonderful sense of humor, kindness, easy going demeanor, integrity, high moral standards and values.
Mr. Griffin is survived by a daughter, Krisy Griffin of Dunn; son, Al Griffin, Jr. of Mamers; granddaughter, Haylee Brooke Smith of Wilmington; brother, J.D. Griffin of Mamers.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers with Rev. Dan Deaton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medicine Cir, Durham, NC 27710.
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Thursday December 7th, 2017
6670 Old US 421
Lillington, NC 27546
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