George Griffin

Born in Tupelo, MS on September 17, 1939

Departed on January 28, 2014 and resided in Old Hickory, TN

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Griffin, George Urquardt, age 74, of Old Hickory, TN passed away January 28, 2014.

George was born in Tupelo, MS in 1939 to the late George and Julia Griffin.

He is survived by his wife, Patti, his children Jimmy Phillips, Sheldon Griffin, Corinne Chapman (Bain), and Beth Podzemny (Jason), his grandchildren Julia and Jason Podzemny and Miller and Knox Chapman, and his sister Mary Helen Hollaran (Bill).

He graduated from Vanderbilt University and settled in Nashville. He has left a lasting legacy in Nashville and throughout the Southeast through his work as a construction project manager. Among some of his projects are: the Nissan Plants in Smyrna, TN and Canton, MS; The Bicentennial Mall, LP Field, and the Hilton in Downtown Nashville; River Bend Correctional facility; Toyota Plant in Georgetown, KY and the downtown Nashville Library.

He was a kind-hearted and generous husband and father and doting grandfather. There was never a cat or dog that he did not love.

A graveside service will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

In Lieu of flowers please make donation to Wilson County Humane Society at 228 East Main Street Lebanon, TN 37087.

6 Comments to George Griffin

  1. Paskel & Jane Harmon (Valerie's parents)
    January 29, 2014 10:04 pm

    We were saddened to learn about George’s passing. We are sure he will certainly be missed.

  2. Bob Allen
    January 30, 2014 12:01 pm

    My thoughts, prayers, and heart felt sympathies go out to Jimmy and all the family. May your faith, support of family, friends, and neighbors lift your hearts during the days weeks and months ahead. Your happy memories will be with you forever.

  3. Charles & Grace Carrier
    January 30, 2014 1:14 pm

    Sheldon, our thoughts & prayes go out to you and all of your family.

  4. Rebecca and Joel Harmon
    January 30, 2014 2:18 pm

    Joel and I wanted you to know that we are praying for you during this time.

  5. Anson Sheldon, Jr.
    January 30, 2014 6:34 pm

    Really sorry to lose my first cousin George——–even though I have not been in contact with him in years.

    Reading the obituary stating that there had never been a dog or cat that George did not love made me remember his big, white dog Woofus that was killed by one of our neighbors here in Mississippi while George and I were visting relatives in Nebraska (along with his sister Mary Helen and our Aunt Mary) back in the early 1950′s. George was probably age 12 or 13 and I was maybe 9 or 10 at the time.

    Woofus was George’s heart and soul at the time————so, here is a salute to George from his dog Woofus and cousin Anson from down in the Mississippi Delta.

    Anson Sheldon, Jr.
    Avon, Ms 38723

  6. Faith R.
    January 31, 2014 1:55 pm

    My most sincere and deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time, please draw close to God at this time as Isaiah 49:13 reminds us that He comforts his people and shows mercy to his own afflicted ones.

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