LAWRENCE A. GRIFFITH, SR.
Lawrence Allen “Bud” Griffith, Sr., 93, of Raymore, was born, July 26, 1924, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Syranus S. and Clara Z. (Bunnell) Griffith, Sr. He departed this life, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, surrounded with love and family.
Lawrence was a 1942, Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
On March 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Margaret V. Long in Greenwood. She died one day after him on March 7, 2018, culminating an end of nearly 70 years marriage.
Lawrence had been employed as an over the road truck driver for TIME-DC and was a member of the Teamsters; later he drove a tour bus for Continental Trailways. He had also farmed. He was a former member of the Bethany Christian Church, Pleasant Hill, and the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. He was currently a member of the Raymore Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and watching the Royals play on T.V.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his son Allen Griffith, Jr.; two grandsons, Travis Giaccetti and Joshua Griffith; three brothers, John Griffith, Lloyd Griffith, and Syranus Griffith, Jr.; and five sisters, Estella Robinett, Josephine Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Anna Munninger, and Clara Rose Browning.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Giaccetti of Raymore; four grandchildren, Tracie (and Nick) Biggerstaff of Overland Park, Kansas; Joseph Griffith of Buffalo, New York, Angela (and Jason) Scarborough of Odessa, and Christina (and Gareth) Stevenson of Ruckersville, Virginia; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation for both Lawrence and Margaret were held Friday, March 9, 2018, at the funeral home.
Graveside funeral services for both were held Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Edwin Peoples officiated.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation
10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa OK 74146