With great sadness, our loving father, Dennis Eugene Griffith passed away on March 8th 2021. Dennis was born on September 28, 1947 in Lockney TX to Mary Ilene Harris and Harold Dean Griffith.
If you asked a hundred people who Dennis Griffith was, they would give many different stories over time. A vivacious son who adored his mother and a hard-working son to a hard-working father. A dedicated husband for many beautiful years filled with laughter and fun. A loving father and coach. A caregiver and friend to family and friends. A dedicated Marshall TX softball coach. A friendly, funny, and successful salesman in East Texas and Northern Louisiana for Chem Serv for 28 years. A fisherman looking for that great catch. An all-state running back in high school whose knees paid the price over time. A rider of bucking broncos enjoying the dangerous thrill of not having control.
Dennis was all of these things and more. He was a story teller and had a joke for every occasion working to intertwine conversation and laughter for added brightness in day to day conversations. He loved nature and old cowboy songs and at night would cozy up to watch old westerns with the sounds of his beloved grandfather clocks singing in the background. He took care of friends and family, including his mother-in-law Jackie Wise, with tenderness and patience. He loved building relationships with others and bringing laughter and camaraderie into their lives. In his spare time he fished with his daughters, wrote children’s stories, spinning tales with humor and excitement, coached softball, and enjoyed the beauty that being in nature with loved ones gives us all.
Dennis is survived by his two daughters whom he was very proud of, Heather Griffith James, of Alexandria VA and Jessica Breanne Griffith, of Nashville TN. He is also survived by his former wife and friend, Jacque Wise-Griffith; Heather’s husband Richard Lee James Jr; Jessie’s sweetheart John Fox; the Griffith family; and the Wise family. The family will be scattering his ashes at Caddo and will be celebrating his exceptional life in June 2021. He loved his daughters, family, and friends and wanted to share his love of nature and Caddo with everyone he holds dear to his heart.
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