Allyn Campbell Griffiths, Jr

By  | July 12, 2019 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

LTC (ret) Allyn Campbell Griffiths, Jr, age 84, passed away at home on July 5, 2019. A native of Charleston, WVA, he was the son of Allyn and Lessie Griffiths. Allyn graduated from West Virginia University and earned his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. As an officer in the Air Defense branch of the Army, he served at various military bases in the States, was an ROTC instructor at Penn State, had overseas duties in Greece, was an advisor with the Vietnamese Army, and served in Korea. Following retirement, he worked for Civil Service at White Sands Missile Range and in 1983 moved to Huntsville where he worked for Teledyne Brown Engineering and then for Mevetec as an Operations Research Analyst. He retired in 1997.
Allyn is survived by his wife of 54 years, Myrna; daughter, Margaret Kent and husband, James; son, Steven; grandson, Avery Kent; nephew, Patrick Griffiths; niece, Danielle Griffiths and their families. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Griffiths.
Visitation will be Monday, July 15, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with the memorial service following at 4:00 pm. Inurnment will be in St. Mark’s columbarium. A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the service.
Allyn’s family appreciates the care and compassion received during his last six months from the Hospice of North Alabama’s nurses and aides and the home care aides from Right At Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St Mark’s Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.

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