A retired Baton Rouge city-parish government employee, he died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his residence in Zachary. He was 86, a native of Jackson and U.S. Army
veteran of World War II
. Visiting at Little Rock Baptist Church, Slaughter, on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Marvin Moore. Interment in Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary. Survived by his wife, Emma Mae Coates Griffin; daughters, Priscilla Parker, Brenda Profit and Rita (Tyrone) Miller and Mary and Daisy Griffin; sons, Jerry (Joycelyn) Parker, Wilbert (Regina) Parker, Jason (Shannon) Parker, James (Margie) Griffin, Joe (Sandy) Griffin, and Albert and John Griffin, Jr.; four stepchildren, David Parker, Dorothy Parker, Mary (Michael) Toussaint and Willie Parker; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Joe Griffin; daughter, Annie Lee Griffin; and four grandsons, Tirrick Parker, James Haney and Herbert and Joseph Griffin, Jr. Arrangements by Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary.