David R. Griffin

August 22, 1945 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

David Griffin Obituary

  In Loving Memory of David R. Griffin

David R. Griffin, 78, of Baker, Florida, passed away on January 2, 2024, after a brief illness. Born on August 22, 1945, in Georgia, to James and Pauline Griffin, Sr., David was the beloved husband of Marie Griffin, and they shared 26 years of marriage together.  David, affectionately nicknamed "Day," grew up on a farm in Georgia alongside his brothers James Jr. "Snook" and Maybre "May."

At the age of 18, David embarked on a remarkable 50-year career as a long-haul truck driver, earning numerous awards for his dedication to safety and accumulating over 2 million accident-free miles with Arnold and Silver Eagle. His commitment to his profession was unmatched.

On September 20, 1997, David and Marie exchanged vows at Bethel Church in Barney, Georgia, marking the beginning of a loving journey. Together, with Marie's three children and their spouses, they became a close-knit family, blessed with six grandchildren whom David adored. Camping and fishing trips were among their cherished moments, creating lasting memories.

David enjoyed raising horses and had several throughout the years, including miniature ponies. His love for the outdoors extended to camping, fishing, and traveling, providing moments of adventure.

An active member of the First Baptist Church of Milligan in Milligan, Florida, David found solace and community within his faith.

He is survived by his loving wife Marie, Marie's children Linette Clausman (Chris), Jennifer Young (Jason), Jason Godwin (Angel), grandchildren Gavin, Leslee, Logan, Kaylee, Tristan, and Levi, as well as his brothers, James Griffin, Sr. (Margaret) and Maybre Griffin (Elaine). David also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death are his parents, James and Pauline Griffin, Sr.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 10:00 am at Whitehurst Funeral Home, followed by services at 11:00 am and burial at the First Baptist Church of Milligan cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David's name can be sent to the First Baptist Church of Milligan, reflecting his enduring commitment to his faith community.

David R. Griffin will be remembered for his unwavering dedication, adventurous spirit, and the love he shared with his family and friends throughout his remarkable journey. May he rest in eternal peace.

Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at

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January 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536


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