Don M. Griffin, age 85, passed away at Parkview Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
He was born and raised in Columbia, MO, graduating from Hickman High School. He married, had two children, became a land surveyor and worked in Mentor, OH, Lakeland, FL, Columbia, MO, and El Paso, TX. Don learned aerial mapping when he moved to Lakeland, FL. After moving to Columbia, MO he was elected county surveyor for a time, and then moved to El Paso where he worked about 30 years as a city surveyor. Don was very involved with Alanon in Texas and made many friends. He also helped greatly with the Alateen program. Don loved people and never met a stranger, He moved to Paducah to be near his family in the spring of 2019.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Brawner of Paducah and Cathy Rigsby of Paducah. two granddaughters, Kimberly Jesky of Defuniak Springs, FL, and Sarah Rudolph Kamp of Chicago, IL; one grandson, Jonathan Shaun Rudolph of Louisville; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lynne Arthur; one granddaughter, Amanda Hemphill; and his parents, Merrill Griffin and Betty Payne.
He will be cremated per his wishes and no services are scheduled at this time.
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Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
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