Lexington Leader

Ervin J. “Griff” Griffith

 

 

Funeral service was held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Knobbs Springs Baptist Church in McDade with Rev. David Atwood, Pastor Jonathan Meyers and Victor Gonzales officiating.

Mr. Griffith was born October 1, 1934 in Lexington, Texas. On July 27, 1957, he married the love of his life, Jean Smith in Abilene.

Ervin worked as a crane operator at Alcoa in Rockdale 27 years before he retired. Ervin was a member of Knobbs Springs Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and camping on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma and Lake Austin.

Ervin is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jean Smith Griffith of Lexington; sons, Kenneth Griffith of Lexington and Jerry Griffith of Lexington; daughter, Vickie Griffith Iselt and husband Ferman “Tooter” of Giddings; a brother, Alfred Griffith of Abilene; sisters, Linda Stagner and husband Kelvin of Abilene and Glenda Collier of Abilene; 6 grandchildren, Amber Iselt Dockery and husband George, Nathan Iselt and wife Callie all of Lexington, Jerrett Griffith and wife Christy, Sarah Griffith, Aaron Griffith of McDade all of McDade and Emily Griffith Kylberg and husband David of Elgin; 9 great grandchildren, Madyson Iselt, Koal Dockery, Kadarina Iselt, Lois-Ann “Tori” Iselt, Gaven Tillery, Carter Iselt, Karlie Griffith and Tristan Griffith all of Lexington and Reid Kylberg of Elgin and one great-great grandson, Rayden Iselt along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ervin was preceded in death by his parents, Monas and Katie Lee Griffith; brothers, Calvin Griffith and John Griffith and wife Ida; sisters, Betty Lois Underwood and Anna Talent; father and mother in-law, MW and Minnie Smith; brothers-in-law, Wallace, Alvin, Carl, William and Robert Smith, Joe Ballanger and George Hollowell; sisters-in-law, Mary and Chuck Laughlin, Loree and Loren Hill, Ora Vee Smith, Lovetta and Butch Mayhugh; nephews, Bill Griffith, James “Pokey” Talent, Terry Mayhugh, and nieces, Saundra Rivers and Amanda Stantzenberger.

Serving as pallbearers were Jackie Moses, Jimmie Dale Robertson, Darrell Griffith, Aaron Griffith, Nathan Iselt and Koal Dockery.

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