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Lee F Griffith

August 13, 1948 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 68)
Lee F. Griffith

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Lee F. Griffith, 68, of Bentonville, formerly of Russellville, passed
peacefully and surrounded by his family Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Circle of
Life Hospice Home in Bentonville. The son of Walter and Charline Barry
Baldridge Griffith, he was born August 13, 1948 in Heber Springs. A career-long
educator, Lee graduated from Quitman High School in 1966 and received a
Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a
Master's Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas. Lee married Barbara
Ford on May 31, 1969 at the First Baptist Church, Russellville.
Lee taught in the Russellville Public Schools for 12 years at the Area
Vocational Center. He then served as Public School Program Supervisor and the
Agricultural Associate Director of Workforce Training for the Arkansas Department of Education, retiring in 2007. He continued educating at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City before retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Russellville Masonic Lodge (#247) and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #606. Lee and Barbara were members of First Baptist Church (Bentonville) and First Baptist Church (Russellville). He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Griffith, Bentonville;
two sons, Barry Griffith (Kim), Bentonville; Matthew Griffith, Bentonville; two
grandchildren, Taylor Griffith and Grayson Griffith, Bentonville;
sister, Luann Wirges (John), Sherwood; niece, Kelley Lensing, Sherwood; nephew, Johnny Wirges (Cheri), Conway.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Humphrey
Chapel. Mr. Harry Simcox will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven
Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to the American Cancer Society, c/o Pope County Memorial Chair, Judy Murphy,
126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802, Arkansas FFA Foundation, 301 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs, AR, or Circle of Life Hospice, Bentonville, AR 72712. Internet obituary and on-line guest book is available at

Cemetery Details

Rest Haven Memorial Park
2500 S Knoxville
Russellville, AR, 72802


JUL 2. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Funeral Service

JUL 3. 10:00 AM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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