obit: Jack W. Griffin - wife Karlik
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Life Legacy Jack W. Griffin, 80, of Whitney passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco on December 4, 2006.
He served in World War II under Gen. Patton?s Third Army in Germany. After the military service he lived in Dallas and moved to Whitney in 1960. On March 23, 1963, he married Marie Karlik at Latham Springs. He retired from Mopar Chyrsler Corp. In past years he was active in all activities in Whitney. He served on the Whitney School Board, Lake Whitney Association, Lions Club and a war member of the American Legion Post #522 in Whitney and at this time was a board member of Sun Country Chapel, Whitney, TX. He was a long time member of King Memorial United Methodist Church in Whitney. Jack will be remembered by his family and many friends as a happy person who enjoyed his life and was a good friend to everyone he knew. He and Marie have spent the past 21 years spending the summer in Ft. Davis. He enjoyed his R. V. life with his many friends in Ft. Davis, and also Bloys Church Encampment the first two weeks of Aug. every year. He was a truly beloved person, his faith in Jesus Christ was the guide post from which he lived his life. He loved his family and friends and will live forever in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oston and Allie Ann Griffin; sister, Floy Jones; brothers, Dewel, Vernon, Ray and Joe Edward Griffin.
He is survived by his wife, Marie of Whitney; daughter, Rhonda Mangold and husband, Glenn of Southlake; stepchildren, John Hejl of Fort Worth, Joyce Hejl of Fort Worth, Michael Hejl and wife, Marianne of Whitney, Nancy Zotz of Benton, Ark; sister, Mary Louise Clark and husband Robert Bob of Whitney; sister-in-law, Irene Griffin of Rosser; grandchildren, Glenn Mangold III, Colton Mangold of Southlake, Paul, Ryan and Jeffery Zotz of Knoxville, TN., Melonie Hejl of Whitney, Matt Hejl of Whitney and 3 great grandchildren; two nephews, Olen Jones and wife Peggy of Georgetown, James Griffin of Weatherford; nieces, Bobbie Teague and husband, Joe of Fort Worth, Faye Heard and husband, Elmer of Rosser, Mary Burt and husband, Don of Rosser, Jean Marsh and husband, Perry of Hurst and a host of other relatives.
Memorials: Sun Country Chapel, 255 Sun Country Dr., Whitney, TX 76692
Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors - Hillsboro, TX