Ronald Larry Griffin - The Gilroy Dispatch: Obituaries

Ronald Larry Griffin

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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:00 am

Ronald L. "Ronnie" Griffin passed away in Hollister on Dec. 18th at the age of 65 years. Ronnie spent his formative years in Salinas, was a graduate of Salinas High School and upon graduation went to work in the construction trades for many years. In 1979, he entered the carpet business in Atascadero and spent a great part of his life in the floor covering business; not only in Atascadero, but in Salinas with his brother at Old Town Carpets, as well as in Gilroy. He moved from Gilroy in 1987 to establish Ron's Windows, Walls & Floors in Hollister. Ron was an avid softball player in the competitive fast pitch leagues for 20 plus years, as well a baseball and football coach during his sons younger years. He loved the out-of-doors hunting ducks and pheasants with his favorite Labrador Retrievers as well as deer and wild boar hunting. "He was devoted to his family, a big family guy", said his children, who enjoyed traveling in his motor home and camping throughout California. Ron was a member of the Laborers Union Local No. 297 of Salinas.

Ron is the son of Robert O. Griffin of Salinas and the late Leta Faye Griffin. He is survived by his spouse Carol-Ann Griffin of Hollister; sons Robert, Bryan, Eric Scott, and Curt Griffin; Randy and Russ Frost. 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, his brother Bobby Griffin and sister Vicky Fultz of Salinas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Mike Griffin. Visitation will be Monday. Dec. 22nd from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home 870 San Benito St., Hollister. Funeral services will follow at the mortuary Tuesday morning at 10:00 A.M. Entombment will be at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy.