James Aaron "Jim" Griffin

Born: Sat., Jul. 27, 1985
Died: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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James Aaron “Jim” Griffin, 32, of Oblong, IL passed away on Monday October 23, 2017 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Born in Robinson, IL on July 27, 1985, the son of John Alan and Joyce Ellen (Wampler) Griffin.  On February 4, 2012 he married Myra Lynn (Hires) Griffin who survives.

James Aaron worked for CCI Ready Mix in Newton, IL. He delivered concrete for all kinds of construction, including bridges being built on I-70 and concrete for the Berlin Church. He was a member of the Potter’s House Ministry in Newton, IL where he was involved in A.W.A.N.A. (children’s ministry).  James Aaron loved to fish, do woodworking, and anything else that involved working with his hands, but most of all he loved people, especially his family.  

Survivors include his wife Myra Lynn Griffin, Oblong, IL; daughter, Rebecca Lynn “Becca” Griffin, Oblong; parents, John and Joyce Griffin, Willow Hill, Il; two brothers, Joseph Alan Griffin, Willow Hill, IL, Jacob Andrew and Maricar Griffin , Okinawa, Japan; one sister and brother-in-law, Jessica Ellen and Ken Burgard, Downs, IL and sister-in-law, Jennifer Griffin, Nashville, TN; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Michael & Sandy Hires, Willow Hill, IL; sisters-in-law, Sara Hires, Willow Hill, IL, Kassie & KJ Reynolds, Troy, MO; brother-in-law, Scott Hires & Amy Gifford, Oblong, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his brother John Adam “Corndog” Griffin, grandparents Lloyd and Martha Wampler, two uncles David and Michael Griffin and three premature infants.

A Celebration of James Aaron’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM Monday October 30, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Oblong, IL.  Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday October 29, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Oblong, IL. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the James Aaron Griffin Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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