Virgil Griffin, 81, of Chrisman, passed away January 29, 2022 in his residence.
Born November 11, 1940 in Parke County, he was the son of William Ray Griffin and Lillie Waunita Little Griffin.
Virgil was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 841 for 53 years. He was extremely proud that his son and grandson are also members of Local 841.
During his retirement years, Virgil did what Virgil loved to do- work. The man restored a few homes that were almost deteriorated into livable homes. His passion for gardening was unleased in his retirement years, and people would drive for miles to purchase Virgil’s Veggies. He was a master of all and there was absolutely nothing the man could not fix or improve using whatever was available to him. He cared for his property, even though he was on oxygen 24/7. The man did not have an off button when it came to work, as that was his enjoyment in life- to work and be independent.
On December 23, 1959, in Mansfield, he married the one and only love of his life, Mary Jane Griffin. Together, they built an amazing life of 54 years and 5 months at which time his beloved wife passed away.
Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, and soulmate, Mary Jane Griffin; both parents; four brothers, Henry, Tim, Billy and Tony; one sister, Patty, and a great-grandson, Andrew Griffin.
Survivors include his children, Candy Jane Baird (Milton) of Hillsdale, Tammy Lynn Lambert (James) of Rosedale, Jeffrey Joseph Griffin of Terre Haute, and Pamela Maye Pike (John) of Hillsdale; nine siblings, Judy Stockdon, Dennis Griffin, Terry Griffin, Peggy Fortner, Connie Doan, Rogger Griffin, Becky Kinderman, Danny Griffin, Randy Griffin; seven grandchildren, Virgil Allen Ryan, Laura Jane Baird, John Zackery Pike, Dustin Paul Pike, Tyler Ray Griffin, Bradley Cole Lambert and Allyson Marie Woods; Eleven great-grandchildren, Jade Scott, Shaylee Fisher, Avrie McCarthy, Weylan and Hayden Pike, Nevaeh Griffin, Gavin and Gunner Lambert, Jaxson Griffin, and Nash Woods; one great-great-granddaughter, Finley Ann-Marie; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
Due to the nature of Virgil’s death, it would be irresponsible to have a visitation at this time. A private farewell will take place with Brown-Mack Funeral Home in Montezuma, Indiana. A Celebration of Life will be held for extended family and friends at a later date.
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