On Monday, September 2, 2019, Walter "Wayne" Griffin, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 73. Wayne was born February 1, 1946 in Baker, Louisiana to Clyde and Ruth Rimes Griffin. Wayne was a retired lab technician with Exxon Mobil and retired East Baton Rouge Parish Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Wayne lived for the love of his family, his wife of 48 years Kathy and 2 sons, William Carl "Billy" and Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" and 4 grandchildren, Blayne, Madi, Bentlie and Cole. He was an avid LSU sports fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ruth Griffin, and brother in law, Jerry Hillard. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; 2 sons, Ronnie and Billy; daughter in law, Robin. 4 grandchildren, Blayne, Madi, Bentlie and Cole Griffin. Sister, Faye Hillard and brother Cary Griffin and wife Lana. Sister in law, Nancy Storm Cockerham and brother in law Carl Cockerham. Numerous nieces and nephews. A special friend as Wayne called his "second wife" Tammy Kendrick Carroll and an "adoptive daughter" Brandy Hughes Westmoreland. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 on Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:00 until services at 12:00 noon. Burial will immediately follow. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Griffin, Billy Griffin, Cary Griffin, Carl Cockerham, Jarred Carroll and Mike Kinney. Honorary Pallbearers will be Blayne and Cole Griffin.
Published in The Advocate from Sep. 3 to Sep. 5, 2019.