Charlie Ray "MacGyver" Griffin
1947 - 2019
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Graveside services for Mr. Charlie Ray Griffin, 71 of Tyler will be held on Saturday, 11 am at Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Efrem Collins serving as eulogist, under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company. Mr. Griffin was born on September 21, 1947 and transitioned on April 26, 2019. Mr. Griffin was a graduate of Bragg Morris High School, class of 1966 and he attended TJC. A lifelong resident of Smith County, Mr.Griffin attended Friendship CME Church. He retired from Hood Packaging after over 30 years of service.Mr. Griffin served in the United States Marines, in the Vietnam war from 1966 - 1969 and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents L.T. & Lula Mae Griffin, Susie( Woods) Griffin and siblings, Bill Griffin, Harvey Griffin, Leonard Griffin, and Elnita Ross. Those left to cherish his memories are spouse, Betty Griffin, Tyler; two sons, Cedric (Sharon) Griffin and Randal Griffin both of Tyler. One daughter; Shalaya (Dominick) Cravens of Dallas , three brothers; Bernice Griffin of Lindale, John T. Crawford, Bobby Crawford both of Dallas and one sister Ruthie Jackson of Garland, four grandchildren with a host of other relatives, family, and friends.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 3, 2019.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Evergreen Memorial Park
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May 15, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss. May our Heavenly Father along with the love and support of family and friends help you through these difficult days. Psalms 94:19
May 11, 2019
Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. He worked with our dad for many years and he was well respected.
The Raibon family
May 7, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lois Cooper
May 5, 2019
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 3, 2019
Betty, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning. Know that I love you and I am praying for you.
Sharon Middlebrooks
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