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Mr. Billy Joe Griffin

November 24, 1932 — October 17, 2023

Mr. Billy Joe Griffin, 90, of Phenix City, AL passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at his home.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 noon, Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Dwayne Dean officiating.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens, with the grandsons serving as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon, one hour before the service, at the funeral home.

Mr. Griffin was born November 24, 1932, in Opelika, AL, son of the late Ferry Lee Griffin and Vennie Lou Jones Griffin.  He retired from Columbus Packaging with over 35 years of service.  After retirement, he worked for 20 years at Mike Davis Machinery as Vice President of Entertainment.  Mr. Griffin enjoyed gardening, taking care of his flowers and served as the family weather man.  Additionally, he loved the Atlanta Braves and Alabama Football, but above all, he loved spending time with his family.  He was a former member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Alma L. Griffin; a sister, Mary Hightower; a brother, William H. “Boot” Griffin; and a son-in-law, Neil Fernander.

He is survived by three daughters, Vickie Griggs and husband Seabo of Phenix City, AL, Brenda Fernander of Sharpsburg, GA and Beverly Scott and husband Jeff of LaGrange, GA; a son, Wayne Griffin and wife Wanda of Phenix City, AL; grandchildren, Derek Griggs (Miranda), Daryl Griggs (Amber), Eric Griffin (Michelle), Cathryn Pease (Adam), Jake Scott (Morgan), Toby Scott (Mary), Ashley Jennings (Camp) and Justin Fernander (Kirstin); seventeen great-grandchildren and one due in December; as well as, extended family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Griffin’s caretaker, Val Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909 or the charity of your choice, in honor of Mr. Griffin.

To leave condolences online, visit www.vancebrooksfuneralhome.net

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mr. Billy Joe Griffin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 19, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Thursday, October 19, 2023

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