William “Vern” Griffin was born on March 5, 1928 to parents, Levi and Ellen Griffin.
Vern loved fishing and sports, he was a Gators fan, and he loved gardening. He was a Korean War Army Veteran and retired from the Okaloosa County School District. He was a member of Niceville Assembly of God (Genu). His favorite saying was “Don’t take any wooden nickels”.
Vern is predeceased by his parents, Levi and Ellen; “his bride” Frances Griffin; brothers, Ferron and Medford; and sister, Virginia.
He is survived by Robert (Linda) Griffin, Stanley (Recca) Griffin, Ann (Tom) Taylor, William Griffin and Dennis Griffin; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at Generations United Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Rocky Memorial Cemetery.
McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL is entrusted with the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy and support may be left online at www.mclaughlintwincities.com.