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Mr. John Griffin

December 11, 1942 — September 20, 2021

Adams announces the passing of Mr. John Otis Griffin, 78, who transitioned on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Memorial Medical University Hospital.

Adams announces funeral services for Mr. John O. Griffin which will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Victory Prayer Synagogue located 1914 E. 52nd. St.

Viewing will be held from 4 PM - 6 PM, Friday, October 8, 2021 at the funeral home.

Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery.


Elder John Otis Griffin, born on December 11, 1942 in Auburn, Alabama, was son of the late, Otis Griffin and Lula Arthur Johnson Holland. He was the oldest of seven children. He attended J.F. Drake High School in Auburn, Alabama.

Mr. Griffin furthered his education in Atlanta, Ga. as a cabinet maker. A few years later, he was employed by the city of Savannah, Ga., in the Sanitation Department where he was a devoted worker for seven years.

He confessed his life to christ shortly after retiring from the City of Savannah and became an elder at Victory Prayer Synagogue of Savannah, Ga. He later joined Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a devoted Elder until he became ill and could no longer attend church services.

On September 9, 2021, Mr. Griffin departed this life at Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah, Ga. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Mary C. Griffin; a brother, McCleland Holland(Pennsylvania); one sister, Virginia Holland(Pennsylvania); and one daughter, Jhonquinta Griffin(Savannah, Ga.).

Memories of his life will be cherished by his children, Sharon(Rayfield) McCray of (Auburn, Al.), Vickie(Oscar) Andrews of (Auburn, Al.), Tonya Baker, Ebony Griffin, San Quita Griffin, John Griffin Jr., and Antoniqueal Andrews, all from (Savannah, Ga.); Three stepchildren, Latashia Fields (Atlanta, Ga.), Shawntrell Fields (Savannah, Ga.), Solomon Clinton (Atlanta, Ga.); Four living siblings, John Andrew Griffin and Larry Holland(Sylacauga, Al.), Connie Smith(Pennsylvania), Regina Williams (Auburn,Al.); a special devoted cousin, Mary Ann Hutchinson; 16 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and cousins.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Friday, October 8, 2021

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Adams Funeral Services, Inc.

510 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA 31405

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Interment following funeral service

3312 Skidaway Rd

, Savannah, GA 31404

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