The Times West Virginian


September 19, 2013

John Griggs

John Griggs, 73, of Bridgeport, passed away Monday (Sept. 16, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  

He was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Baton Rouge, La., a son of the late John and Grace Prescott Griggs.

John was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of South Fairmont and was also a past president of Master Gardeners of the State of West Virginia. He is a former board member of the United Way of Marion County and remained active throughout his life in supporting the United Way.

John is survived by his wife of 24 years, Phyllis Griggs; his children, John Phillip Griggs and his wife Michelle, Wanda Salzer and her husband Jeff, and April Shaw and her husband Joe; stepdaughter, Tanya Pizzolatto; grandchildren, Morgan and Sabrina Griggs, Joshua Salzer, and Zachary and Tyler Loveless; and brothers, Tommy Griggs and his wife Kathy, Donnie Griggs and his wife Sally, Barry Griggs and his wife June, Ricky Griggs and his wife Diane, and Randall Griggs and his wife Linda.   

He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepmother, Myrt Griggs; and a sister-in-law, Kim Griggs.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation services have been performed by Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown.  

A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Valley Falls State Park (near the walking bridge) at 3 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club of South Fairmont, P.O. Box 231, Fairmont, WV 26554.  

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