Johnny Wayne Griffith, 74, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on Christmas Day, 1944 to Ray and Pauline Griffith in Phoenix, Arizona. Johnny led a happy life and was a friend to all he met. He lived most of his life in Arizona – Phoenix, Peoria, Willcox, Buckeye, and Mesa with a short stint in San Antonio, Texas.
Johnny worked in farming, plumbing, truck driving, construction security, janitorial, and several other trades over his lifetime. He was easygoing and likeable and enjoyed talking with people.
Johnny was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline; his father Ray; his brother Bobby Ray; his brother Ronny; and his sister Millie. The mother of his children, Debra, also preceded him in death.
Johnny is survived by his children Jackie and Robert, his sister Barbara and her husband Roy Wilson, nephews and nieces: Randy Spencer and his wife Cheryl, Debe Jorgensen, Donna Glaser-Moulder, Keith Wilson, Brian Wilson, Ronny Griffith and Troy Griffith.
A viewing will be held Friday morning, April 19, 2019 from 9 to 10 am at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Good Friday, April 19th, 2019, at West Resthaven Park Cemetery 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, Arizona, 85301.