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Gene Griffith

February 18, 1929 August 10, 2019
Gene Griffith
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GENE GRIFFITH
Aged 90 Years

DATE OF BIRTH: February 18th, 1929 - Habberton, Arkansas

DATE OF DEATH: August 10th, 2019 - Tulsa, Oklahoma


SURVIVED BY:

LOVING WIFE OF 68 YEARS: Charlsie Griffith - Of The Home

DAUGHTER: Pamela Lessley & Husband, Mike - Sapulpa, Oklahoma

GRANDCHILDREN: Brittany DeMauro & Husband, Scott - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kodi Nelson & Husband, George - Dallas, Texas
Amanda Dias & Husband, David - Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Geoffrey Griffith & Wife, Brandi - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Michael Griffith & Wife, Cory - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kori Fabian & Husband, Niel - Lewisville, Texas
John Mark Griffith - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Laura Griffith - Glenpool, Oklahoma

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:
Zane, Zach, Zabian, & Zander DeMauro
Enzo & Levi Nelson
Evan Dias
Kevin & Bailee Griffith
Kynzee Griffith
Lorelai Fabian
Sa'Nya Griffith

SISTERS: Kathryn Logue & Husband, Jim - Fayetteville, Arkansas
Doris Self & Husband, Ronnie - Springdale, Arkansas

SISTERS-IN-LAW: Lorene Neal - Springdale, Arkansas
Hannah Lockhart - Springdale, Arkansas

& NUMEROUS LOVING NIECES & NEPHEWS

& AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF DEAR FRIENDS

Gene was preceded in death by his sons, Gary Gene Griffith & Mark Kevin Griffith: his son-in-law, Wayne Samples; his parents, Reverend Harlan & Laura Griffith; his brothers, Allen Griffith & Sheridan Griffith; and his grandchildren, Megan DeMauro & Shane Griffith.

Gene was involved in the funeral business for sixty plus years, helping countless families with his generous loving heart and neverending compassion. He was an owner since 1972. His family continues the tradition at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Homes with his family serving the community's needs.

Gene proudly served his country in the Navy Reserves. As a young man, he started his career as a traveling Bible salesman. After marrying the love of his life, rodeo queen, Charlsie Lockhart, he moved from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Tulsa. He wore many different hats, but worked at Tulsa World for many years before going into the funeral business.

Gene was an ordained Baptist minister. He was the former pastor at Eastside Baptist Church. He ran the bus ministry there for many years, impacting the lives of many young people with his Christian outreach. He was a long time superintendent for their Baptist Association Youth Camp in Tahlequah. He is a member of Red Fork Baptist Church, greeting everyone with a giant smile entering the sanctuary. He was a member of The Gideons International, instrumental in donating many Bibles.

He was the owner of one of the largest privately held antique professional funeral car collections.

Gene loved the Southwest Tulsa community. He devoted his life to this community with his involvement in many civic and charitable organizations, along with the Sand Springs community.
He was the Past President of the Red Fork Lions Club, Southwest Sertoma, Sand Springs Sertoma, and the South Central Chapter of the Professional Car Society. He was also a Past President & Board Member Emeritus of Southwest Tulsa Chamber.

He was a perpetual member of Red Fork-Brookside Masonic Lodge #505, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, He was also Past Worthy Grand Patron of the Oklahoma Eastern Star and Past Worthy Patron of Red Fork Eastern Star, he was also an active Kar Buff in the Akdar Shrine.

Gene was the recipient of a City of Tulsa Proclamation given by the Tulsa City Council and Tulsa Mayor in honor of his 70 years giving back to the community.

Gene was the Patriarch of an adoring family and will be terribly missed.

The family will greet friends and family at Mark Griffith's Westwood Chapel on Friday, August 16th, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Services will be held Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Red Fork Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma with interment at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Under the loving direction of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel, 918-446-0010

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.markgriffithmemorialfuneralhomes.com









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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

15

Aug

9:00 AM 8/15/2019 9:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

4424 S. 33rd W. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74107

Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel
4424 S. 33rd W. Ave Tulsa 74107 OK

Visitation

Friday

16

Aug

9:00 AM 8/16/2019 9:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

4424 S. 33rd W. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74107

Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel
4424 S. 33rd W. Ave Tulsa 74107 OK

Family Visitation

Friday

16

Aug

6:00 PM 8/16/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

4424 S. 33rd W. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74107

Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel
4424 S. 33rd W. Ave Tulsa 74107 OK

Funeral

Saturday

17

Aug

10:00 AM 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Red Fork Baptist Church

2821 W 40th St
Tulsa, OK 74107

Red Fork Baptist Church
2821 W 40th St Tulsa 74107 OK

Interment

Saturday

17

Aug

Woodland Memorial Park

1200 N. Cleveland
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Woodland Memorial Park
1200 N. Cleveland Sand Springs 74063 OK
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