Martinez - Mr. L. Wayne Griffin, 68, husband of Dena Thurmond Griffin, entered into rest on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at University Hospital.
Mr. Griffin was a native of Augusta. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School and attended Augusta College, was a retired Manager with ITT Financial Services, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Mr. Griffin was a loving and devoted son, husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd W. Griffin, mother, France W. Franklin and stepfather, David F. Franklin.
Survivors, other than his wife, include sons, Chris W. Griffin, Hilton Head, S.C., Derek W. Griffin and wife, Maggie, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Lisa G. Williams, Augusta; grandchildren, Samantha Muller and husband Matt, Sydney Griffin, Branden Griffin, Miranda Griffin, Kylie Griffin; a special aunt, Mary Jane Ferrante and husband, Luigi; and numerous cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Michael J. Kavanaugh as celebrant. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Platt's Crawford Avenue.
Pallbearers will be Derek W. Griffin, Chris W. Griffin, Joseph M. Brown, Luigi Ferrante, Tommy W. Hockert and Matt Muller.
If so desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-733-3636 is in charge of arrangements.