DIXIE — Celebration of Life for Mr. Jackson “Jack” Marshall Griffith, 80 of Lone Grove, will be 3 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Dixie Cemetery, north of Ringling, with family and friends officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Alexander Gray Crematory of Ringling.
Jack was born in Ringling to the late Mr. J.M. Griffith and Mrs. Mary Laura (Brock) Griffith on March 29, 1937. He departed from this life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at his residence in Lone Grove. Jack was raised and graduated high school in Loco. He was drafted into the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. After his discharge he returned to this area and began a career in the oilfield. He worked on oil rigs offshore and on land all over Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He also farmed and ranched for a living. He enjoyed building fence and built fences for other ranches. Jack resided in the Crinerville Community for the last twenty years. Jack enjoyed working outside and being around cattle and visiting with his friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, Virgil, Tony, and J.W. “Dub” Griffith; and sister, Phyllis Carney.
Jack is survived by his wife, Margaret Seely of the home; sons, Hank Griffith and wife, Jeanine, of Loco, Billy Griffith and wife, Cathy, of Overbrook, and Cory Griffith of Arlington; brothers, Leroy Griffith and wife, Lynn, Herman Griffith and wife, Janis; sisters, Lois Bohler and husband, Stewart, Joyce Ellis and husband, Marvin, Jean Morris and husband, Gary, Karen Wells and husband, Ron Abshire; four grandsons and one great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401. Online condolences may be made at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.