John Tim "JT" Griffin

September 26, 1935 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 86)


John Tim “JT” Griffin, age 86, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan UNC Hospice House.

JT was born in Chatham County, on September 26, 1935, to the late Tim Griffin and Ollie Fields Griffin. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mariel McNeill, and Ruth Jones.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Patricia Johnson Griffin, one son, David Griffin of Bear Creek, three daughters, Dawn Griffin Williams and Jamie Ellis of Bear Creek, Janet Swepson and husband Leroy of Pittsboro, Amy Griffin of Bear Creek, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 11AM at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Brown presiding.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in JT’s memory to Sandy Branch Baptist Church 715 Sandy Branch Church Road Bear Creek, NC 27207, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Graveside Service
March 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Sandy Branch Baptist Church
715 Sandy Branch Church Road
Bear Creek, NC 27207


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Sandy Branch Baptist Church
715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek NC 27207
Tel: 1-919-837-5331

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