Thursday, November 19, 2009

John is with Jesus

John went to be with Jesus about 10:30am today.

115 comments:

Kayla said...

RIP John Griffis, you will be missed

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you loss Griffis family!!!
We will keep you all in your prayers. Brad and Trinda Segard

Uncle Weave said...

To the Griffis and the Bethany community. I just want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't even begin to imagine the hurt that you guys are feeling. John was an amazing man that touched many lives as has been proved throughout this week. You guys are a strong Christian network and I know you will be there for one another. Please let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for anyone.

God Bless

Brian Weaver

Anonymous said...

Uncle John will be missed. Now you can drive a hole in one everyday! We love you! Grace, Mason Hadley (mom and dad too)

Stefunkc said...

I am so sorry. I can't offer anything other than prayer. I'm praying with every breath.

win247 said...
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win247 said...

Praying for the Griffis family.
Rhonda Richards-Shields

debbie said...

We are so sorry for your loss. John will be greatly missed. We love you all and will continue praying for Team Griffis! Mike, Debbie, Brandon, Brianna and Bryce Shay

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I have no words other than to say I love you all! Johnny you will be greatly missed! I will continue to pray for all of you! Nicki Flatley and Family

pam said...

We are so sorry for you loss and continue to pray for all of you. We care for you more than you will ever know. The Ramirez Family, Rodolfo,Pam,Abby,Diego and Isabella.

Elsie Todd said...

We all hurt with you. My heart just aches for your family

Anonymous said...

Just want you all to know that your in my thoughts and prayers.
May God wrap you all in his loving hands!

In Christ,
Rodriguez Family(Roy/Maria)

Anonymous said...

We love you dearly. Our hearts are grieving with you today. Please know that we are and will continue to lift you up daily. Todd & Lezli Shire

Jedi Knight said...

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
If tomorrow start without me, and I'm not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, I know you 'll miss me too;But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand. And said y place was ready in heaven far above,and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye for all my life, I'd always though, I didn't want to die.I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,, it seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad. I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.And when I thought of wordly things, I might miss come tomorrow,I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home, when GOD looked down and smiled at me from His great golden throne, He said,"This is eternity, and all I've promised you; Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same, there's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, so trusting and true,though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.But you have been forgiven and ow at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand, and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

Kelly Yates said...

So Sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! We found out about John's accident through Passion Ministries and your family has been in our prayers since. May your family find strength and comfort in His arms. Your family will continue to be lifted in our prayers. - The Palacios'

Hall Family said...

Lifting your family up in prayer!
May our Lord give you peace within.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you all. John,
thanks for the memories and see you some day in Heaven

Anonymous said...

Words can not express what we feel in our hearts. We are praying for each of you. May the God of all creation be with you in a very special way. We want to help you in any way we can. Love you to,

The Boxberger family

Anonymous said...

Grieving for today, but looking forward to HEAVEN. May each and every one of you be there!

Anonymous said...

I know Mr Griffis only through my children who attend Bethany. I know they will both remember him fondly for both his character and his impact on them as a teacher. John Gates

Anonymous said...

What an amazing addition Heaven received today. John was one who lived his faith before us and we are better for knowing him. Our prayers are with the family. The Greenback Family

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you but some of John's students come to our house regularly for a youth small group. We prayed together for you Monday night. I am so sorry for your loss and we will continue to pray for your comfort. He was so loved by his students.

Wired Small Group from Victory Christian Center 412 Youth

GoudieGirl said...

My the Lord comfort you in this hard time on earth, but look forward to when you are reunited once again with no more worries or sorrows. May God wrap you in his grace & carry you through until you meet again. John will be your shinning angel & always be in your heart, so he will not be forgotten & he will always be loved.

Legg Family said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We are so grateful for John's leadership to our children while they attended Bethany. They loved and respected him very much. We are better for knowing him.

God Bless, The Legg Family (John, Rolanda, Tiffany and Cody)

Anonymous said...

I knew Mr Griffis only through my three kids who attended Bethany schools. Laci is the only one who had him for a teacher and coach. I will remember him as a wonderful christian man who provided the strong roll model she needed. He made a real difference in her life. Praying for the entire family for the peace that passes all understanding that only the Lord provides. R. Frank

Anonymous said...

Praying that the Lord's peace will be with you. So sorry for your loss!

Anonymous said...

Our sincere condolences to the Griffis Family. We are so grieving with and for you. Tears are never ending but can't even imagine your grief at this time. There's no words of comfort but just know that you all are Loved by Many. Our Thoughts and Prayers are continually with You All. We Love You All Dearly and Offer our hand in anything you might need. The Vaughn Family

Don said...

Griffis Family~~
We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express what our hearts are feeling.
Continued prayers are with you,
~Don and Brenda Randell

Jenhomemom said...

praying for you all... our hearts are hurting and we are trusting in God for comfort and peace. May He give you all that you need right now as only He can. You are loved and cared for by this whole community.

The Bellah family Greg, Jennifer, Kyle & Ally

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Koltan absolutely loved "Mr.G."! He helped him so much last year with Math. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time.

In Christian Love,
Brent, Melanie, Koltan, Keaton, and Kailyn Swadley

Anonymous said...

Our hearts our heavy for you and your family. Your family has always had such a unique and tight bond. We have no doubt that this bond will only get stronger. John was an amazing father. When I would watch him play with his kids, I would laugh at the fact that he was such a "big kid" himself. He was definitely fully immersed in the lives of his children. What an amazing man!! We will all be here for you.
---The Gassett Family

Anonymous said...

God Bless and keep your family in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Chip, Jan, Kailen,
Jeremy and Delilah Kinsey

Anonymous said...

We will miss you coach,you are in great hands and we will miss you very much.The Griffis family you are in my thoughts and I will be praying. Know you are loved and have a community who will be beside you always.

Kevin said...

John, you continued to inspire and teach up to your last minutes, with us, on earth...Now you are with Jesus. Thank you for gifts. You've taught us well. All our love to the Griffis Family. We will never leave your sides.
Love, Trish, Kevin, Kenzie, Kelsey, and Josh.

dustinstearman said...

We're so sorry to hear about John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dustin, Laura, Jake, and Samantha Stearman

Lori said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. John was an incredible man who had a profound influence on my life. I will never forget the good times we had working together at BMS. Now he is in the loving arms of Jesus. RIP Master Griffis. You will be missed.

Lori Schenk Hinkle

Anonymous said...

We send the family....lots of prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Griffis was a great math teacher. Love, Malachie and Dondi

Stacey said...

We have love and concern and prayers for you today. We are just so thankful to have been so priveleged to have John impact Livvie's life they way he has. She loves him and she will be blessed by her memories of him for years to come. "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26) Love, David, Stacey, Aubrey and Livvie Clowers

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Griffis family! What a shock! God will be faithful to be your comfort during this time of loss! Praying for you! The Leroy Bley family

Anonymous said...

We are grieved beyond measure at the loss of our dear friend John. We love you Saundra and kids. You are in our prayers. We WILL see you in heaven John!!! Rick, Cindy, and kids

Anonymous said...

Mr. Griffis was such an honorable man of Christ. He influenced so many lives. I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my families thoughts and prayers.
~Molly Mayfield (Bolton)

Anonymous said...

Griffis family, you will be inour thoughts and prayers. Mr. Griffis will be truly missed. he was a great man.

the Fullgrabe/Glancy Family

Mardi said...

Griffis Family,
We are so sorry for you loss. All of you have been and will continue in our prayers. Coach Griffis will be missed by all! The Parks

Anonymous said...

May God bless and hold you all gently in his arms.He never fails.
Norman and Ramona Meazell [your church family]

Anonymous said...

Mr G was my golf coach my soph jr and Sr year! He tought me so much we had so much fun on golf trips, he was amazing! My sister Taylor is really good friends w hannah! our father passed away in may and he was a golfer as well! so now our daddy has a golf partner and can hit a hole in one every day! Im so sorry for your loss many prayers a day will get u through the hard times! we love u all! Tara~

Ellene said...

Saundra and family,
I cannot even begin to imagine your shock and grief the past week. My family and my prayers are with you and we will help out in any way we can. God is an amazing God. It is hard sometimes to understand His ways. Isaiah 50:10b TEV "the path you walk may be dark indeed, but trust in the Lord, rely on your God."
Ellene Andrew and extended family
Romans 8:38-39.

Kathy said...

Griffis Family
We are praying for you during this difficult time. I know that the grief is unbearable. We are praying that God will lift you up through this storm and will shelter you in His loving arms.
The Evans - Mark, Kathy, Zach & Rachel

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are all hurting today. We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
The Cline Family

Pat said...

I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers and every thought. Pat McDowell (Abby Ramirez Grandmother)

Anonymous said...

Your family have been and will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss.
The Burlison Family

MurkyThud said...

May God wrap your family with peace and comfort in this very difficult time.
Mark, Lanora. Kalli and Kortney Schwartz~

Anonymous said...

What a legacy John leaves with us and everyone who knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Kelli Robinson

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God to give you great comfort and peace, as well as comfort and peace to all the teens at Bethany Schools who are struggling with God's answers to their prayers. We say "God is so good" when He answers prayer the way we want, but let us all say God is so good today for defeating death on the cross so that Mr. Griffis and all of God's children can be with Him eternally.

The Young Family

Anonymous said...

From Habakkuk: "Even though the fig trees have no fruit and no grapes grow on the vines, even though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no grain, even though the sheep all die and the cattle stalls are empty, I will STILL be joyful and glad because THE LORD GOD IS MY SAVIOR. The Soveregn Lord gives me strength!" We are on our knees for you, Griffis family.Thank you for an example of a life well lived, a good and faithful servant.
Scott and Lisa Hopkins, Jessica, Jake, and Cade.

Jamie Johnson said...

Griff-i family. We love you guys and are thinking of you guys during this time. You are in our prayers! We loved your Dad, and will always cherish the memories that we had together. And we look forward to the future memories we will have with you all as a family in Christ.

Jamie, Penny, & Maya Johnson

Anonymous said...

words can not express your loss. All we can do is pray for you & your family. We will be pray that God will give you continued strength & care. Love you!!! John was a wonderful person and it was a honor to know him!!!
Love,
Glen & Marlan

Fran said...

To the Griffis family:
May the love, peace, and strength of our loving Lord envelope you all. Our hearts hurt for you and we will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Jack and Fran Hoskins & Family

david b mclaughlin said...

Our heart goes out to your family. John was a great coach and teacher. You are all in our prayers. We know we will see him again. 1 Corinthians 15.

Anonymous said...

Griffis Family,

Our prayers are with you as we all grieve your tremendous loss. Words cannot express how much you have been in our thoughts and prayers over these past several days. We will continue to pray for you! My children have been forever changed as they remained steadfast in their prayers for their teacher, Mr. Griffis. We have all drawn closer to Jesus due to this tragic event. As my young son told me nearly three years ago when my only brother went home to be with Jesus after a year long battle with cancer, "Uncle Tim received the ultimate healing." Mr. Griffis has received the ultimate healing as well. Because of our faith, we do not mourn as those with no hope, we know we will see Mr. Griffis again. All four of our children have had Mr. Griffis as their math teacher. Kori, Kyli, Mikenna & Mitchell want you to know, Mr Griffis made a difference in all the lives he touched. God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

In Him,
The Hammond Family

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

Anonymous said...

The Sacket family loves the Griffis family and will continue to lift all of you in prayer.
Steven & Denise

Anonymous said...

To all of the Griffis family,
We know your hearts are breaking. We are so sorry. May God surround you with comfort and strength. In the days to come, may you find Him faithful in supplying your every need and blessing you with His peace.
Rick and Debbie Rains

Anonymous said...

Saundra and family,
Our hearts break with yours. Know you are loved and surrounded by many prayers. We are so grateful for a God who "knows your name" and will walk...no, carry you... through this difficult place.
Love,
Mike & Cyndi Curry
& Katelyn

Clint Johnson said...

Psalm 123
A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.
1 I look up and pray to you.
Your throne is in heaven.
2 Slaves depend on their masters.
Maids depend on the women they work for.
In the same way, we depend on the Lord our God.
We wait for him to show us his favor.
3 Lord, show us your favor. Show us your favor,
because people have made so much fun of us.
4 We have had to put up with a lot from those who are proud.
They were always laughing at us.

Anonymous said...

To the Griffis family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will continue to be with you.
Ed, Glendola and Andy Isaacs

kimberly said...

Mr. Griffis was an excellent teacher and coach, he will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

"John is with Jesus" --We are sorry for your loss Saun and the rest of the family. Do you remember that song we used to sing back in the day~

"When we all get to heaven,
what a day of rejoicing that will be,
when we all see Jesus,
we'll sing and shout the victory!"

That thought is comforting to me...hopefully to you guys as well:)

Love and prayers, Dawna

Anonymous said...

john,
every sunday for the past few years we've watched you sit with your family in church. one by one you'd file into the pew a few rows in front of us. we were always so inspired to see you all sit together. so many times we saw you walk to church together. you were an inspiration to us. i wish we'd told you so. we think these fabulous thoughts about people, but we keep these thoughts to ourselves. we will miss seeing you file in, john. we will miss seeing beautiful saundra on your arm. RIP. I know you will.

Anonymous said...

I am so truly sorry for your loss. Coach G. was a great teacher and coach, he will be missed. He had such an impact in our school, church and community. We are praying for the family at his difficult time. Let God embrace you and carry you through this.
Love the Trower family - Jason, Jalene, Ashley, John and Caitlin.

tammy said...

John you were and still will be a light to so many people. I won't foget your smile. Saundra I love you dearly and I will continue to keep praying for you and your family. God will get you thru just take a little step each day and don't give up. Better days are ahead. You will see John again...Oh what a day That will be...

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Allow the community and friends to try to give you some comfort in the days ahead. Words are trite...however, you will be in our prayers daily. The Jantz Family

kaylee ann said...
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Crazed Mom's Man said...

We will miss you, John. We are here for you, Griffis's. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We Love You all. God Bless You.

Shawn, Stephanie, McKinley, Kennedy, & Reagan.

kaylee ann said...

My heart is aching for your family. Mr. Griffis exemplified what a man of character looked like. He encouraged me, believed in me, and loved me. What more could I have wanted as a middle schooler? I hope that when I become a teacher I can make an impact in a student's life, just as he has in mine. He was dear to me and I will miss him greatly. I love the Griffis family and I will be praying for each of you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of John Griffis. Although I did not know him personally I have heard so many wonderful things about this man and the difference he strived to make in this community. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Austin McAnulla & family said...

We are praying for your family continuously!!!! Mr. Griffis was a wonderful teacher! He will be so missed by my son and sooooo many more people! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Ryan & Kristen Kintner, Austin & Daylin McAnulla

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so as you walk through the tough days ahead.

Anonymous said...

Griffis Family,

We are praying comfort and strength for you. And for each one of you to be surrounded with love during the days ahead.

God Bless Your Family!

Jim and Cindy McCollough said...

As I read through these comments, the legacy John left to his family, co-workers and former students is amazing, but not surprising. What a great husband, father and friend to many. Legacies are meant to be carried on, as John did from his dad, who has always been a person I have looked up to, and now I know his wife and children will carry on that legacy. I know there are still going to be some tough days ahead, but we serve a great God that will be there to carry you through. Many songs and scripture come to mind, but I know many songs and scripture come to your mind as well, and there is great comfort in those words.
Know that your family will be in our prayers.

Carolyn said...

We have been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. The Lord promises that he will never leave you nor forsake you. I am praying that HE will hold you close in His arms. I pray that you will rest in HIM. Much love and prayers to you all.Dan and Carolyn Jaggers

Anonymous said...

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see.
When I look upon His Face,
The One that saved me by His Grace.

When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me to The Promised Land,
What a Day, Glorious Day, that will be.

Oldmamaw said...

We are so sorry for the earthly loss of your husband and dad. As believers in the resurrection and promises of Jesus Christ, you can celebrate through tears the fact that he is forever with his Lord and Savior. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be so bittersweet and will be marked with heavy hearts but for him these days will be marked by eternal celebration. Our prayers are with your family. Lovingly, the family of Dylan Goracke.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our loss is Heavens gain and seeing the outpouring of love for John and the family is just beautiful.

Lori Murray

Valarie said...

Grief still has to be worked through. It is like walking through water. Sometimes there are little waves lapping about my feet. Sometimes there is an enormous breaker that knocks me down. Sometimes there is a sudden and fierce squall. But I know that many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. We are not good about admitting grief, we Americans. It is embarrassing. We turn away, afraid that it might happen to us. But it is part of life, and it has to be gone through.
– Madeleine L’Engle

ABBA, my Father...I cry out to You so quietly and reverently today. For this precious family in their time of need. Oh Daddy, how they need Your touch. How they need to feel Your huge, loving arms around them now. Those children, Your children...So hard for them grasp what has happened. Your Will be done, we prayed...How hard it is for us to understand that You needed John with You now. We must stay here and complete that work that You began in him. Please, give Saundra and her children all the strength necessary to carry on and complete that work. We lift our eyes to the Heavens Lord, our help comes from YOU. The maker of all we can see, Heaven and Earth. Rain down, God...Rain Down Your love! Wash away all the pain...all the tears...Rain Down. We humbly ask all these things of You...In Jesus' Most Holy Name ~Amen

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Madi loved having Mr Griffis as a coach and teacher. We will continue praying for your family.

Glen, Jenni, Madi and Garrison Groves

Anonymous said...

We are lifting you all up continually! We are devastated, and heartbroken for your family. John will be greatly missed. We have so many great memories of him...the kids have both told stories today of funny things he said to them, and how he always made them feel so special. We love you all, and pray that the God of All Comfort will wrap His arms around you today.

Love, Tim, Janna, Morgan & Evan Rothwell

Kristie said...

From our family to yours, our most sincere, heartfelt condolences. Its obvious from the outpouring of love, support, prayers, and genuine concern from this community that your family is loved, and John will be greatly missed. Please know we will be keeping all of his family, extended family, and numerous friends in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Nancy said...

Saundra and Children, Marilyn & Jay.
I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. My heart just aches for all of you. You will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts.

Nancy Williams

Marsha and Bob said...

We did not know John, but we know others that did, & they thought so much of him. As well, he was our grandson's math teacher this year...Austin thought the world of him. Please know that we and many others you don't even know, are continually lifting you up in prayer right now.

May you feel His strong and caring arms about you as you grieve for your husband and daddy.

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." ~Psalm 73:26

God bless you,
Marsha & Bob

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Mr.G!!! We will all miss you very much!! There will always be in my heart.. you were such a great teacher!!! I love you Mr.G!! kylea king!!

James Dalman said...

I'll never forget some of the great trash talkin' that John and I did with each other many years ago. You were an awesome friend and will be missed brother!

Saundra and family - we are very sorry for the loss of John. You all are in our prayers and we are here for all if you if you need anything.

The Dalman Family

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are so heavy for you during this time of loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP John Griffis RIP!!

Todd, Nancy and Stewart Summers

Victoria said...

I remember seeing John last week out walking his dog, and he looked so happy. It's so weird knowing that he's not with us anymore.I didn't get the chance to get to know him well, but even as my old math teacher he touched my life. He always extended the most help he possibly could, and took the time out of every day to tell us all a joke and to make us all smile. I'm glad I got to spend at least a little of his short time on Earth.
I'm praying for the Griffis family with every breath I take. I can only imagine how bad your hearts must ache right now.
Always in our Prayers,
Victoria and Peggy Hart.

Anonymous said...

You are all in my prayers. Mr. Griffis-as he was known to me-is definitely with Jesus. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Griffis. He made 6th grade more tolerable for my son and my daughter. Both had Mr. Griffis in the sixth grade. Both are heartbroken at his loss. Sometimes life just doesn't make sense. God bless you all.
Michelle Clark (Ciara and Logan)

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all tonight. I am so sorry for your loss and know that you will cherish the memories made with John for forever. My prayers are with you through this tough time in your life. ~Jana (Brown) Johnston

karmen said...

Saundra,

We want you and the kids to know that we are so very sad for your loss. Stevie said "math will never be the same without him". He had such an impact on her in just a short time and he is and will be missed by so many. How proud you all must be to be a part of his wonderful legacy.

Stevie wants Racheal to know she loves her very much and her heart is breaking for her. If she just wants to talk, scream or a shoulder to cry on, she's here waiting.

The Boyd family
Steve, Karmen, Stevie & Kambell

Ron said...

Johnny was my best friend growing up, he was and is, and always will be a big part of me. The impact of his life that he has left on all of those of us that have been fortunate enough to know him is beyond measure. Thank you God for letting him be a part of my life.

Ronnie Vaughn

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are aching for you today. We love you dearly and are praying for strength for each of you. John has touched SO many and we remember him as a righteous, kind, gentle man of integrity.

Love,

Eric & Lisa Lang

Anonymous said...

We am so sorry for your loss. John will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed. We will continually keep your family in our prayers. Grace and peace to you all.
Ken, Lisa, Cullen & Blair Jones

Anonymous said...

Dear Griffis Family,

What a privilege it is to have been able to call John Griffis my friend. My heart is breaking for your family tonight. John was such a blessing to everyone. He just radiated kindness, gentleness, integrity, patience, warmth and humor. You all are continually in my prayers. You are all loved.

Laniece Watkins

Darlene said...

Watching your sweet family in church was always such a blessing to me.... John seemed ALWAYS to have one of your little ones wrapped lovingly around his neck...such tenderness...it was evident!! God will hold the whole Griffis family now in the very same way, I am sure.
My heart hurts. Love, Darlene Brooks

Anonymous said...

teacher, golf instructor, basketball coach, softball coach, sledding partner, transporter, OM leader, hiking guide, role model, friend...Mr. G, John, we will miss you dearly. -jeff, becky, callee, becca

Cindy said...

My heart is hurting for u Griffis family.

dmassey9 said...

Our hearts are breaking. We will be lifting you up in prayer.
Dale & DeLana

Anonymous said...

I miss mr. G sooooo much . We are praying for the Griffis family as often as we can.

- aurora land

Jennie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We appreciate everything that Mr G did for Brayden and Grahme. He was a great role model for them and will truly be missed. May the God of Peace bless and keep you.

The Croslin's - Rick, Jennie, Brayden & Grahme

Anonymous said...

Dear Griffis family
I had Mr. Griffis as my math teacher in 6th grade. He was a great man and a great teacher. He always brightened my day. My brother Cory had him as the golf coach in highschool, and his friend Mike did also. We miss you very much.Your in our thoughts
Christian Smith, Cory Smith, and Mike Barber.

Anonymous said...

Saundra and your precious children. We are deeply sorry for your loss of your "husband" and your "daddy".
We have been lifting you all in prayer and will continue to do so, asking God to comfort you, to give you rest, strength, and peace. Our P.J. and Emma say special prayers for your children, whom they have never met, but they want their hurt to get better soon. They are sorry about your "daddy". Hold tight to one another,and may you feel God's arms around you in the coming days and weeks and months.

And to Marilyn and Jay, we hurt for you and with you in the loss of you "son". We are so sorry! You also have been in our prayers and we will continue to lift you up, asking for God's grace and peace upon you. Mike said tonight "they are GOOD people". "I think alot of them". Rest tonight and may you find strength in our Heavenly Father in the days to come.

And to Dawn, you as well have been lifted up in our family. We are deeply sorry for the loss of your "brother". May you get some rest tonight as well and hold tight to your family in the coming days.
Blessings to all,

Mike,Debbie,P.J.& Emma Riggs

Anonymous said...

Although I did not know Mr. Griffis personally, my daughter is a 6th grader this year and adored him. My love and prayers go out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to lift your family up in prayer. I pray that you find peace and understanding. Lillie Hernandez

Bob and Cheryl Brock said...

Our hearts are aching for you today. I am so sorry for your loss. We love you all and pray that the GOD OF ALL COMFORT AND PEACE will surround each of you and wrap his arms around you and Bless you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. BOB and CHERYL BROCK

Anonymous said...

Miss Saundra used to "babysit" our babies on an occasional Friday night, but when we came to pick them up, it was usually John who was holding them and loving every minute. What a great way to remember him! We love you, Saundra, and are so thankful for all the love you and John gave to our girls. It has meant so much to us!

Jill King

Anonymous said...

So very sad and sorry for this great loss to such a dear family as well as a community of friends. May you know God's most tender care of you during this time and in the days to come. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Marcia Mosshart and family

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are breaking, too. The entire Griffis family is constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
Lloyd and Nancy Hampton

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a great man that touched many lives. I pray for God's comfort for your family during this trying time.

Anonymous said...

Griffis Family,

It has been a pleasure to get to know all of you throughout the last year.

We offer you all our deepest sympathy and we offer up prayers for your family's strength and healing.

We love you.

Jared, April, Kierstyn & Aunika
Coach Black and the Lady Bronchos