He was a retired mechanic for Republic Diesel and the son of the late Kash Griffith and the late Sarah Carroll Griffith. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wanda McIntosh, and brothers A.C., Albert and Frank Griffith.
He is survived by his wife, Freida Griffith; sons John Michael Griffith, Adrian Jay Griffith and Darrell Wayne Griffith; sisters Delores Bush and Daisy Griffith; brother Harold Dean Griffith; grandchildren Matthew, Lukas, Kelsea and Josi; and step-grandchildren Ashley and Josh.
Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard. Visitation will be held at the Convea Church of God, where the family will receive friends after 6 p.m. on Friday, December 10. Funeral services will be at the church at noon on Saturday, December 11 with Carolyn Sue Stacy and Dillard Collins officiating. Interment will be at Stidham-Bush Cemetery located at Barwick.