Jerry Robert Griggs

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Raleigh – Jerry Robert Griggs, 80, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N. Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends after the service. Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23rd at Eastern Carolina State Veteran Cemetery, 164 Long Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro, NC.

He was a proud veteran who served his country in the US Navy and US Air Force. He was a welder for twenty plus years. He loved his family and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gussie Griggs; daughters, Melinda Conway Bradshaw and Deana Lynn Griggs; and brother, Donnie Griggs.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Faye Griggs; sons, James M. Blowe and wife, Deana of Willow, AK, and Robert L. Griggs and wife, Amanda of Wilmington, NC; brothers, Alvin Griggs and wife, Carol of Columbus, GA, and Alex Griggs and wife, Kitty of Columbus, GA; sister, Deborah McVey and husband, Larry of Columbus, GA; nine grandchildren, Deborah Holt, JJ Conway, Anthony Griggs, Aaron Griggs, Tyler Griggs, Reagan Griggs, Brittany McLean, Elanor Blowe, and Michaela Blowe; 11 great-grandchildren; brother in law and sister in law, Eugene and Kay Earley of Apex, NC; brother in law and sister in law, Daryle and Margaret Larimer of Orlando, FL; a special nephew, Michael Earley; and numerous nephews and nieces.