Jesse W. "Bill" Griffith, Jr.

Born in Kansas City, MO on April 27, 1932

Departed on June 3, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jesse W. “Bill” Griffith age 84 of Hendersonville was born April 27, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to J.W. and Allene Griffith and joined the Lord on June 3, 2016.

As a child Bill moved to New Orleans and then moved to Lafayette, LA where he met Harriet, spent time in the Navy, then married his best friend. They had three sons and lived in Baton Rouge, LA 40 years. During this time Bill was a role-model for his sons, attending Jefferson Methodist Church and First Christian Church. Bill was Past Master of St. James Masonic Lodge #47 F. & A.M., active in Acacia Shrine Klowns, Baton Rouge Model Railroad Club, Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow, Explorer Post Advisor, and Scoutmaster.

After living in Louisiana the majority of his life, Bill moved to Hendersonville, TN to be near family. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, CenTenn Allegra Camping Club, Sumner County Shrine Club, Hendersonville Masonic Lodge, Tennessee Central Railway Museum, and earned the Master Model Railroader certificate from the National Model Railroad Association.

He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of nearly 60 years, Harriet F. Griffith; sons and daughters-in-law John and Anna, Paul and Cindy, Mark and Louise; grandchildren Rebecca, Joshua, Andrew, Elizabeth, Brittany; and three nieces.

5 Comments to Jesse W. "Bill" Griffith, Jr.

  1. Ray Bohrer
    June 5, 2016 8:36 am

    Bill we’ll miss you it was a real pleasure knowing you and a privilege camping with you. Ray and Sharon Bohrer

  2. Brian K Clyburn
    June 5, 2016 10:11 am

    Mr. Jesse was a sweet and kind man. I met him through cardiac rehab in Hendersonville. He always had a smile on his face and was a delight to talk to especially about his love for trains.

  3. Ethel and Hillous Tuttle
    June 5, 2016 7:07 pm

    So sorry to hear this Harriet. We enjoyed the time we spent with both of you at Cardiac Rehab, and our lunches with the group. Bill was a very nice man and I never saw him that he wasn’t smiling.

  4. Dave Logue
    June 5, 2016 10:43 pm

    We will sincerely miss Bill’s smiling face and keen wit. Bill was the consummate gentleman and always a pleasant person. Rest well my friend because we will always remember you.

  5. Robert Scott Joslin
    June 7, 2016 9:55 am

    Our condolences to Bill’s family. We will remember Bill’s interesting life stories, pleasing manner, and his delightful smile; a man of high character who will be greatly missed by all.

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