Arnold Dewaine Griffin
August 7, 1934  -  January 9, 2019

Arnold Dewaine Griffin


MintonChatwell Funeral Directors
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Thursday, January 10, 2019
5-7 pm
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Celebration of Life
Fairlanes Baptist Church
3000 Fairlanes Blvd
Borger, TX  79007
Friday, January 11, 2019
2 pm
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Arnold Dewaine Griffin, 84, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the funeral home. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Fairlanes Baptist Church under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to a charity of choice.

Arnold was born August 7, 1934 in Borger to Robert Franklin Griffin and Avil Viola Taylor Griffin. He married Ethel Lewis on January 9, 1953 in Borger at North Hills Baptist Church. Arnold was a member of Fairlanes Baptist Church and Unity Lodge. He had the Phillips 66 filling station on Jefferson and Cedar and worked as an operator for Agrium. Arnold enjoyed fishing and camping but nothing brought more joy to his life than family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jesse Griffin; and great grandson, William Gene Griffin.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel of Borger; son, AJ Griffin and wife Debbie of Sanford; daughter, Linda Flood and husband Calvin of Stinnett; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brothers, Robert Griffin and wife Faye of Oklahoma City, Randy Griffin and wife Kay of Fritch, Ricky Griffin and wife Pam of Amarillo; and a host of extended family.

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  1. Ray and Lynn Hopkins
    Borger, TX

    AJ and Debbie we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Big hugs and prayers for your comfort and peace.

  2. David and Mary Sly
    Fritch, TX

    Sorry for your loss. God Bless you as a family, you are in our prayers, may he rest in peace.

  3. David and Mary Sly
    Fritch, TX

    So sorry to hear about your Dad, you and your family are in prayers. May God hold you in His arms for comfort.

  4. Ted and Cindy Knox
    Stinnett, TX

    So sorry for your loss, Arnold was a good man. Enjoyed our visits with him. Prayers go out to all of the family. May peace be found in your hearts knowing he is in the best place of all.

  5. DeLoyd McGehee (Dee)
    Amarillo, TX

    My thoughts and prayers for the Griffin family. I have many fond memories of Arnold and the Phillips station. Rest well Arnold.

  6. Butch and Cheryl Lanham
    White Deer, TX

    Ethel we are so sorry about your loss. We did not know. Our heartfelt prayers are with you. Love to you and your family.

  7. David and Neela Davis
    Owasso, OK

    Ethel, AJ,Linda, Ricky, Randy, we’re sorry to hear of your lose. Arnold was a good friend to many folks. I loved to sit at Agrium and listen a him tell his stories. So many good memories. What a day it will be when we all meet together with him and the Lord in Heaven. Praying you will find comfort, God Bless you.

  8. Terry and Sandra Hough
    Clinton, OK

    Ethel, we send you and your family our heartfelt condolences. We have many fond memories of you both over the years camping and visiting. May his soul rest in peace.

  9. Jerry and Cathy Hunt
    Borger, TX

    Lifting all the family up in prayer. May God give you comfort and peace in your time of need.

  10. Stacy Swinford Skeen
    Amarillo, TX

    AJ I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please know you and your family are in our prayers. All our love and blessings for comfort and strengthening.

  11. Steve Bukacek
    Enid, OK

    A.J. And family, I worked with Arnold many years at Agrium. He was a great person, I enjoyed being around him & working with him. May he RIP. My thoughts & prayers are with all the family.

  12. Steve Bukacek
    Enid, TX

  13. Dusty and Lamonica Sanders
    Stinnett, TX

    Sending our prayers your way for the entire family during this difficult time!

  14. Marsha Stout
    Stinnett, TX

    I am so sorry it is a sweet peace to know that he is in heaven praising Jesus. I thought a lot of this man.

  15. JoAnn Jones
    Flower Mound, TX

    Edith, Prayers for you and your family. Arnold always had a smile and loved everyone. May you find peace knowing we will see him again. Love you, JoAnn

  16. Jerry and LaDonna Jennings
    Sayre, OK

    We are so sorry for your loss. Arnold was a great friend and a great man. I have several good memories of when I was around him.

  17. Lacey Yake
    Borger, TX

    Dear Ethel, AJ, Linda & family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers during this time. Sending you love & hugs. Arnold was such a great man & I am going to miss his hugs. Much love to you all.

  18. Michael. Michelle and Megan Burrell
    Mustang, OK

    Very sorry to hear about Arnold you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  19. Sonnia Pruitt 'Wilkinson'
    Stinnett, TX

    So sorry for your loss, Arnold as we all know was a good man a great friend of my husband Jamie Wilkinson may they both reast in peace! May Our Father wrap his arm's around each of you and give you comfort at this time.Again im so sorry God Bless You!

  20. Tom Snow
    Amarillo, TX

    What a great man. worked with him and learned from him.
    RIP my friend.

  21. Brant Davis
    Amarillo, TX

    Edith, I am so sorry for your loss and sadden. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with you both. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  22. Regina Mayberry
    Sweeny, TX

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. With great love....Daniel & Regina.

  23. Cecil & Jenny Prock
    Amarillo, TX

    AJ, So sorry for your loss. May the good Lord bless and keep you.

  24. Evelyn Dwiggins
    Chandler, AZ

    I so many memories of Arnold when we were kids and after we had families Ethel my prayers are with you and all the family sorry I can't be there Arnold and Bob are having a wonderful reunion

  25. Oletha Reed
    Borger, TX

    Many memories with this family, love and prayers for all!

  26. Colin Locke
    Stinnett, TX

    Deepest sympathies to the Griffin family.

  27. george and clarice grover
    borger, TX

    Jesus said in John 14:23 "If anyone loves me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him" Your Dad has just moved to his new home!!! Clarice and I are praying for your family and know that God will comfort each one of your family members during the days forward

  28. Brad and Cathy (Treece) Carpenter
    Borger, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.

  29. Brenda B Phillips
    Birmingham, AL

    Hi Family - We know that Arnold is "having a grand time" in Heaven right now and is grinning ear to ear! I know y'all will miss him but we will all see him again some day. We are praying for you and sending you love and hugs during this time.
    Much love,
    Brenda Burrell Phillips (and family)

  30. Joyce McClure
    Amarillo, TX

    Praying for comfort for the family

  31. Shirley & Richard Rash
    Branson, MO

    Beloved cousin, many sweet memories. All our love for these memories and prayers for all of family.

  32. Opportunities, Inc.
    Borger, TX

    Our sincere condolences to the Family of Mr. Griffin. He will be remembered by his caring and funny personality. Thank you for your Volunteer days at the Center, Sir. Sincerely Lida J. Whitehead; Director

  33. Holly Hughes
    Driftwood, TX

  34. Debbie Williams
    Borger, TX

    So sorry for the lost of your dad, AJ, and for the loss of your brother, Ricky. Prayers for you and your family.
    Debbie Williams

  35. Joe and Genny Thornton
    Fritch, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  36. Jan and Donnie Bell
    Fritch, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with during this time. We thought alot of Arnold.

  37. Traci Northcutt
    Amarillo, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Much love
    Traci, Blane and Rigdon

  38. Trooper Barker
    Stinnett, TX

    Pam and I send our deepest condolences. Prayers going up for the family. Blessings to each of you from Father . All our love.

  39. Ira & Diana Johnson
    Kennewick, WA

    Arnold was always a delight to be around. Our hearts and prayers are with his family. Ira Johnson

  40. Mary Ivey Ward Howell
    Florence, AZ

    Thinking of you Ethel, and family. Know you're sad but happy too because we all know where he is right now. I was never in Arnold's presence that I wasn't smiling...he had that effect on everyone. Love you all.

  41. Mark Miller
    Borger, TX

    Sorry for ya'lls loss.

  42. Andy & Becky Dietz
    Groom, TX

    Griffin Family,
    We are so sad to hear of Arnold’s death. We are praying for each of you as we know you’re also celebrating Arnold seeing Jesus!!!

  43. MARIE BRINES
    , TX

  44. Wendyl Sanders
    Borger, TX

    A.J. .....I’m sorry to hear.
    You and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  45. Jim Lefton
    Humble, TX

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family Randy.

  46. Steve and Belinda Shirley
    College Station, TX

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around each and every family member and comfort them during this difficult time. God Bless your Family.
    Steve and Belinda Shirley

  47. Stacy Mitchell
    Borger, TX

    Linda, So sorry to hear about your Dad. May God Wrap you a little tighter in His Loving Arms at this very difficult time.

  48. George Doyle Forrester, Jr.
    Fritch, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss; but, I know Arnold will be pickin' and grinnin' in Heaven. I had the honor of singing with Arnold and Jackie Moon's crew at the Biblical Apostolic Church. He was a good man; and, with you I will miss and grieve for him.

  49. Denise Rhea
    Borger, TX

    Arnold was a great man. I’ve known him for a long time. He was always so kind and friendly, I know he will be missed. Love and prayers to Ethel and his family.

  50. Johnny and Darlene Davis
    Borger, TX

    Our hearts are with you. We are praying for y’all in this season. Much love.

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