John William “Willie” Griffis

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

John William “Willie” Griffis, 82, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Donnie Spears will conduct the services. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be from 5-6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Van, West Va., to Melburn and Erslie (Green) Griffis. He married Belva (Holman) Griffis on April 26, 1963. He was an active member at Corinth Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters in infancy; a brother, Junior Griffis; and a sister, Sylvia Mae Hayworth.

Survivors include: his wife, Belva Griffis of the home; his children, Curtis B. Griffis and wife Katrina of Monett; Rodney Griffis of Cassville; and Carl Griffis of Cassville; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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