Dewey Nelson Griffin

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Dewey Nelson Griffin – Age 90, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, after an extended illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Samson and Osa Nelson Akers; his wife, Ruth Janette Barnett; sisters, Kathleen Johnson, Virginia Burke, and Clara Ellis. Dewey is survived by his children, Charles A. (Cindy) Griffin, and Marcia A. (Mike) Johnson; one granddaughter, Jessica Ruth (LTC. Andy) Freeman; brother, James (Rhea) Griffin; and beloved cousins and nieces and nephews. He was a 1st lieutenant in the US Army Signal Corps and a Korean War Veteran. Dewey graduated from Mississippi State University and was a proud Bulldog. He retired from TVA as the Murfreesboro Area Supervisor in 1997. His second “career” he worked for VCE INC. as an investigator for fires and electrical cases until his second retirement at the age of 82, to pursue his passion for gardening. Dewey was a Disaster Relief Team Member, served meals in tornado and hurricane relief areas, went to New York, Kentucky and other places for ministry service missions. Some of his passions include Gardening, Civil War History, Rock Hound, being a Doer of kind deeds, a fan of old Westerns, Dolly Parton, and Bluegrass music. He was a longtime member of Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, TN. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 12PM, in the chapel of Clearview Baptist Church (537 Franklin Road). Interment will follow at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be LTC. Andy Freeman, Mike Johnson, Charles Griffin, Marcia Johnson, Raymond Johnson and Jessica Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Active Adults 2. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, January 13th from 10:30AM until the service time at 12PM, all at Clearview Baptist Church. Arrangements under the direction of COMPASSION FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 857-9955.

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  1. We shared so many wonderful experiences with our dearly loved friend and cherish knowing him and his family for 20 years . Arnie and Laura Gross

  2. Marcia, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know you were such a blessing to him, most especially during his latter years. Wishing you healing and peace, Diane Baham.

  3. One of the most wonderful men I have ever known, a man of great faith, intelligence and humor. He will be greatly missed!

  4. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers of comfort with Charlie and family during this time of grief.

  5. My prayers and thoughts are with Charles and Marcia in this time of great sadness. I have fond memories of childhood visits with Uncle Nelson and family. And I never tire of hearing my dad’s stories of growing up with Nelson as a big brother. Rest In Peace dear Uncle Nelson.

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