Joe Rex Griffin, 75

Joe Rex Griffin, 75, of Caulfield, died Feb. 16, 2020, at his home. No local services are planned at this time.

He was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Elijah, the son of Johnnie and Jewell James Griffin.

He served his country in the Army from 1965 to 1967. He was employed at Safeway Charcoal Plant after his military service, and he also lived at the family home, working with cattle and helping his brothers operate a sawmill..

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting turkey and deer. He also enjoyed playing cards with the family and watching sports on TV. 

He is survived by one brother, John R. Griffin; five sisters, Sunny Barzelogna, Jean Griffin, Linna Wells, Susan Taylor and Cynthia Leonard and husband Lewis; nieces and nephews include Robert Barzelogna, Richard Barzelogna, Lance Wells, Choya Wells, Tammy Wells, Courtney Bledsoe, Matt Taylor, Shannon Taylor, Cahen Taylor and Melodie Sells; 10 great-nephews and great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother and one infant sister; one brother, Jimmy Griffin; and three brothers-in-law, Robert Barzelogna, Ray Wells and Dennis Taylor.

Mr. Griffin was beloved by his family, and in accordance with his request, his ashes will be buried in the Marshall Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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