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John Blaine (J.B.) Griffith

John Blaine (J.B.) Griffith, age 89, of Erwin, passed away at the Christian Care Center in Johnson City, TN on February 28, 2015.
Born in Johnson City, TN on January 29, 1926, Mr. Griffith was a son of the late Lemuel and Lodema Cooper Griffith. Mr Griffith was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy, aboard the USS Hyman. He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services in July, 1980. He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He loved to play golf and watch other sports on TV.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his Brothers and Sisters: Anna Mae Griffith Corby, Luke Griffith, Glenn Griffith, Ed Griffith, Arnold Griffith, Bertsie Peters, Ida Miller, Eunice (June) Corby, and TL Corby.

John Blaine Griffith has left behind to cherish his memory:
Wife of 62 years Eva Mae Ogle Griffith,
Four Children: Debby Steffey, Keith Griffith, Jeff Griffith, and Sabrina Street
Eight Grand Children: Marianne Steffey, Rachel Steffey, Michael Steffey, Miranda Jo Groom, Ethan Street, Megan Griffith, Adam Griffith and Christy Griffith.
Nieces: Sandy, Nancy, Barbara Ann, Shirley, Pat, Janice and Harriett.
Nephews: Quillis, Glenn Mitchell, Robert, Bryan, Jeter, Jimmy, Sonny and Steve.
He is also survived by Special Friend of 45 years, Bill Tipton.

Special thanks to the Christian Care Center of Johnson City and Amedisys Hospice for their loving care and attention to details.

The family respectfully request the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of John Blaine Griffith in a committal service to be at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Steve Rice will officiate. Those attending the service will meet at the Mausoleum Chapel for the 3 P.M. on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604; or to Central Baptist Church, 801 Ohio Ave. Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of John Blaine (J.B.) Griffith through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.