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Harold J. Griffith, 92
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Harold J. Griffith, 92, was born Nov. 9, 1926 and died Dec. 24 at Raintree Manor in McMinnville following an extended illness.

A retired maintenance superintendent with Burroughs-Ross-Colville, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of East End Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Hubert and Alta Johnson Griffith. He was married to Rachel Olyne Watson Griffith, who preceded him in death Aug. 2, 2002. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Carl “Cal” Griffith, sister Betty Eaton, and son-in-law Kelly Rowland.

He is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Pam Rowland of Rock Island, and Ann and Bobby Dickson of McMinnville; six grandchildren and spouses, Crystal and Roger Byars, Monty and Amanda Rowland, and Derek and Jeaninne Masters, all of McMinnville, and Dustin Masters of Atlanta, Ga., and Rodney and Karla Dickson, and Greg and Michelle Dickson, all of Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Joe Wanamaker of McMinnville and Lola Griffith of McMinnville; aunt Pressie Ladd of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at High’s Chapel with Kevin Key officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery on Hwy. 30 with military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s.

Donations may be made to Mt. View Cemetery on Hwy. 30, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 28, 2018