Bobby Ray Griffin Sr.

Bobby Ray Griffin Sr., 76, beloved husband of Barbara Fields Griffin, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his residence. A native of Fort Mill, Bobby was a son of the late Claxton Lafayette and Lula Mae Neal Griffin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Aiken in 1955 and was a supervisor at the Savannah River Site, having retired from both DuPont and Westinghouse. Bobby attended Solid Rock Baptist Church and, as a hobby, enjoyed making knives. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Barbara, include a daughter, Susan Caddell of Aiken; a son, Bobby Ray Griffin Jr. of Aiken; five stepsons, Julian Friday and James Friday, both of Fort Mill, Joe Friday and Johnny Friday, both of Rock Hill and Jan Friday of Aiken; five grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Sheila Tyler of Glenburnie, Md., Linda Diehl and Jerilyn Kelly, both of Ellabell, Ga.; and three brothers, William Griffin of Ellabell, Ga., and Charles R. Griffin and Olin Griffin, both of Edgewater, Fla. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Ann Griffin. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steven Drawdy and Marion Britton officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, Aiken, SC 29801 or to Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road, Aiken, SC 29803. Visit the online register at