John Curtis Griffin, Jr. “Sonny” went to be with the Lord, September 19, 2018. He was born on November 15,1939 in San Antonio, TX. to Lorraine and John Curtis Griffin, Sr.
John met the love of his life, Erma Vernell Coates. In 1959. They were married on August 20, 1961. To their unity of 55 years were born 3 children: Shevon Griffin, John Curtis Griffin III., and Colette Griffin. Together they grew in Christ and served faithfully at Greater Tree Mount Temple Baptist Church for over 30 years under the leadership of Pastor Aristide Brown, Sr. In 2005 they transitioned to Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Rickey Shaw where he served until God called his name.
He retired from San Antonio Water Systems after 30+ years of service. After retirement he became a Realtor with Howard Shelf and Associates. He loved singing and was a longtime member of The Voices of Harmony. He recently began singing with The Gospel Instruments. He loved barbequing with his family, fishing and tending to his garden.
John is preceded in death by his mother and father and daughter, Shevon Griffin. He leaves behind to honor his legacy his son, John Curtis Griffin III. and daughter Colette Griffin-Williams: three grandsons, Michael Griffin, Xavier Williams, and John Curtis Griffin IV.: great grandchildren, Makiyah Griffin, Macaiden Griffin, and Makari Griffin: sisters, Fannie Otis and Wilma Griffin: brothers, Louis Griffin and Leonard Charles Griffin: sister-in- law, Johnnie Grant; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
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