October 27, 1934 - December 10, 2020
James Edward Griffith, was born October 27, 1934, in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He passed away December 10, 2020, at home with daughters, Pam and Debbie by his side. He was 86 years old. He attended Wheatland High School. After graduation he met the love of his life, Maxine Saylor. They were married 59 years before her passing in 2012. Together they raised their 8 children and provided foster care to many, many children in need for over 20 years. He worked for Cubbler Logging for 20 years before taking a job at Tenco as a heavy equipment mechanic where he worked until he retired. He enjoyed working with his hands and even after retirement you could find him working in his shop on cars, trucks, and tractors for friends. He didn't charge much, maybe some donuts or a chocolate cake. He loved his family and friends and would do anything he could to help them. Once he worked on his friends barber chair and got free haircuts. Another time he fixed a friends barstool at a pizza place and was given free pizza every week. When Jim had free time, you could find him at the airport either flying or tinkering with his plane. He loved to fly. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; daughter, Cheryl; parents, Fred and Zurrah Griffith; brother, Cecil Griffith; and sister, Estelle Walters. He is survived by his brother, Paul Allen Griffith; 6 daughters, Pam Allis, Debbie Jackson, Julie Tindley, Della Griffith, Rachel Griffith, and Rachelle Resendez; 2 sons, Todd Frye and Jamie Frye; 22 grandchildren, Lori Allis Burger, Jeremy Griffith, Justin Jackson-Griffith, Cody Frye, Angelica Rodriguez, Alicia, Juan, and Jesus Curiel, Zachery and Travis Frye, Jeffery Griffith, Sofia, Alejandro, and Isaac Osornio, Veronica and Timmie Sanders, Sarah Lemette, Luis Gonzalez, Joey, William, and Peter Quinlan, and James Resendez; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services will be at Ullrey Memorial Chapel on Monday, December 21, 2020. Viewing is from 10 am to 1 pm and graveside services at 2:30 pm at Sutter Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be planned post pandemic.
James Edward Griffith, was born October 27, 1934, in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He passed away December 10, 2020, at home with daughters, Pam and Debbie by his side. He was 86 years old. He attended Wheatland High School. After graduation he met the... View Obituary & Service Information
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