Leon Wayne Griffin, 85, of Loganville, peacefully passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Leon was born in Rome, Georgia, on Aug. 16, 1934, to Oscar Lee Ander Griffin and Alice Melissa Irene Self Griffin.

Leon served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. Leon retired as a truck driver with Osborn Transportation.

Leon enjoyed bingo, playing scratch off lottery tickets. He enjoyed cookouts with his family. He loved his morning coffee while playing video poker. He enjoyed sports, watching girls softball, football and baseball with his son and son-in-law. Leon loved going to get the mail and grocery shopping and the times dearest to his heart was time spent with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Betty Jo Griffin; his three sons, David Griffin, Tommy Cagle and Oscar “Lee” Griffin (Crystal); his four daughters, Debbie Griffin, Laurie Chitwood, Gigi (TJ) Strey and Michelle Greene; sister, Faye Warren; grandchildren, Samantha (Jake) Gower, Tommy Strey, Leann Strey, Billy Chitwood, Kristi Bearden, Christopher Greene, Christian Greene, Shawn Cagle, Crystal Cagle, Mikael Klotz, Lauren Lovett, Michael Duffy; 16 great grandchildren including Danielle and Hope Greene, to whom Leon and Betty are legal guardians; and several nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, GA 30518. Telephone 770-945-9999.

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The Walton Tribune | March 28-29, 2020