Dewey Nelson Griffin
April 6, 1931 ~ January 6, 2022
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.