Howard Franklin Griffy, 88 of Urbana, passed away Wednesday January 12, 2022, at home. He was born October 12, 1933, in Clay County, the youngest of five children. He was the son of Cleamon and Helen (Wilson) Griffy. He married Sharon Castor in 2002 and she survives. He is also survived by, grandchildren, Beverly Linder (Brent) of Louisville, Amanda Mock (Josh) of Kinmundy, Andrew Griffy (Sara Mercer) of Iola, Michael Griffy (Mary Moore) of Effingham, step-children, Kelly Burmeister (Charles) of Peoria, Shari Stewart (Kenny) of Attica, IN, Robbie Johnson, Attica, IN daughter-in-law, Lina K. Griffy of Louisville. He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Beverly, a son, Tom, three brothers and one sister.
Howard graduated from North Clay High School in 1950. He became a Christian at an early age and was a long time member of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, Urbana. He was a Steam Distribution Operator and the University of Illinois for 31 years, retiring in 1991.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana. Pastor Rich Gregory will officiate. Burial will be in the Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund at 600 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com
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