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Donald Griggs

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Born 12-4-1932 -- Died 11-3-2005

Donald Victor "Vic" Griggs, 72, former auto claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company in California, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home in Thayer.

Griggs was born Dec. 4, 1932, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Virgil Dee and Irene Ann (Cain) Griggs.

He was married in Carson City, Nev., on July 29, 1961, to Alita Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Griggs.

He is survived by his wife, Alita, of the home in Thayer; one son, Scott Griggs and wife, Cindy, of Alton; one daughter, Kelly Ann Warden and husband, Brad, of Thayer; four grandchildren, Caitlyn, Joshua, Alyssa and Jesse; his mother, Irene Reece of Thayer; one brother, Randolph Griggs of Lillian, Ala., other relatives and friends.

Griggs was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country aboard the President Jackson during the Korean conflict.

Most recently he was a real estate agent for Century 21 with Combs and Associates in Thayer.

He was a member and past president of the Mammoth Springers Square Dance Club.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer.

A celebration of his life was held Nov. 13 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer with Pastor David Scott officiating.

The celebration service was followed by food and fellowship.