Donald R. Griffith, 79, of Scrabble Road, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in City Hospital. Born February 16, 1934 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Ralph Ezra Griffith and Ruth Virginia (Welch) Griffith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church. He retired from V.A.M.C. where he was a truck driver for 29 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Tabler; son-in-law, James Tabler, Sr.; sister, Geraldine Griffith, and a brother, Bruce Griffith. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Asako (Matsumizu) Griffith, five children, Debra Tabler, Karen Griffith, Patricia Barrett, and her husband Richard, Wayne Griffith, and his wife Kimberly, Lisa Wright, and her husband James; a sister, Louise Brady, and her husband Bob; an uncle, William Welch; and ten grandchildren, J.R. Barrett, J.T. Tabler, D.D. Barrett, Matt Barrett, John Paul Tabler, J.W. Wright, Ben Wright, Brandi Griffith, David Grove, and Sarah McKinney. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, April, 9, 2013 from 6-8 at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, at 1 PM in Rosedale Funeral Home with Dr. G. Edward Grove officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Wesley UMC, 4622 Scrabble Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Condolences may be sent to www.rosedalefuneral.com.