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Forrest Dwain Griffith

September 25, 1934 — December 15, 2020

Mr. Forrest Dwain Griffith, 86, of Woodbury passed away on December 15, 2020.  He was a native of Cannon County born on September 25, 1934.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jay Griffith and Golda Prater Griffith, sister, Eva Lois Griffith Rogers, In-laws: Laura Gentry Prater and George Edward Prater, Nora Gentry Fann and Ray Fann, Cecil Gentry and Judy McGuinn Gentry, Harold Gentry, Roberta McBride Gentry and Helon Marie Milligan Gentry

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Gentry Griffith of Woodbury, brothers-in-law, Boyd Gentry of Woodbury, and William Gentry of Nebraska, numerous, nieces and nephews and their families and his special buddy “Thomas” the cat.

Some people knew him as Forrest and others called him Dwain.  He graduated from Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1953.  Following graduation, he joined the Army and proudly served his country.  He met and married the love of his life, Sue.  They were almost inseparable.  They built their dream home in a beautiful spot where they could see a lot of wildlife and natural surroundings.  They would often have deer, turkeys, and racoons visit their yard and porch.  They also had another visitor, “Thomas” the cat.  He found his way to their home and they loved him like he was their child.  They loved their church family at Leoni Church of Christ.  He worked for Century Electric for over 30 years.  He could remember many of the people from his time in the Army, Century Electric, and other details up until his passing. 

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 5-7 pm.  Funeral services will be Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  He will receive military funeral honors at the interment in Leoni Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Leoni Cemetery Trust Fund.  Support the family with memories and condolences at   Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337             

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