John Paul Griffith, Jr. (Jack) passed away on February 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. Jack was born on June 26, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida, to John Paul and Georgia Edith Collins Griffith. He grew up in Marianna and attended the University of West Florida, University of Florida and Florida State University. Jack worked as an Engineer for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 1992 and was passionate about his work.
Jack's greatest and proudest accomplishment was his son Boyce. He was proud of his musical talent and ability. Jack loved music, art, making art, films and being in the outdoors. Jack especially enjoyed hiking, canoeing and traveling. Jack also enjoyed fixing stuff, rebuilding and repairing things. Many will remember Jack for his annual birthday parties at Ocheessee Pond in Jackson County, his sense of humor, his keen intellect, his individuality and his kindness.
Jack was preceded in death by his father J. Paul Griffith. Jack is survived by his wife, Julie of almost twenty-seven years and his son Boyce. Jack is also survived by his mother, Edith Griffith, his brothers Danny Cooksey (Charlotte) and Floyd Griffith (Roberta), his sisters Georgia Ann Sharpe (Richard) and Daisy Margaret Hayes (Roger) and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held 5:00 pm Saturday at the Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jack's honor to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.