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Edgar Franklin Eddie Griswold Jr., 82
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Edgar Franklin “Eddie” Griswold Jr., 82, of McMinnville died Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
He was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Chattanooga and was former plant manager for DeZurik Corp., the owner of Griswold Insulation Company, U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Westwood Church of Christ. Mr. Griswold was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Franklin and Ireta Alice Copenhaver Griswold Sr., first wife Geraldine Drennan Griswold, grandson Jason Tyler Griswold, and sister Joann Griswold James.
Survivors include wife Elizabeth Powell Griswold of McMinnville; sons, E. Frank (Lisa) Griswold of Seffner, Fla., and Jeffery Griswold of Murfreesboro; sisters Delores D. Griswold Stack of Katy, Texas, and Peggy Griswold Scarborough of Galveston, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Renae Griswold Piazza, Jeffery Scott (Sarah) Griswold, Dustin Ryan Griswold, Megan Elizabeth Griswold, and James L. Pope Jr., and great-grandchildren Aurelia Grace Piazza, Clair Elizabeth Griswold, and Skarlette Rose Pope.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Coy Hathcock will officiate. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064 at the funeral home. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. The Griswold family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Griswold Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Industrial Arts Department at MTSU in care of Citizens Tri-County Bank. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 30, 2011