Obituaries -- April 25, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Michael W. Griffith, 65, were held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Interment followed the services at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

Mr. Griffith passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

He was born in Waco, but lived almost all of his life in Freestone County, and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1965. Mr. Griffith served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam for two years. He was worked as an electrician and was employed at the Big Brown Plant in Fairfield for over thirty years. Mr. Griffith was a former member of the Teague Volunteer Fire Department. Mike married Karlene on March 9, 2007. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved fast cars, especially Corvettes. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching the Texas Rangers. Mr. Griffith was a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Karlene Griffith of Teague; one daughter, April Hedrick and husband Warren of Cotton Gin, three sons, Aaron Griffith and wife Staci of Teague, Justin Gonzales and wife Miranda of Streetman, and Benton Gonzales and wife Kelly of Donie; five grandchildren, Kendal Griffith, Reid Krenek, Kassidy Griffith, Addyson Gonzales, and Braxton Gonzales; his father, Wendel Griffith of Cotton Gin; one sister, Pam Jordan and husband S. B.; two nieces, Brandy Kerr and husband Jason, and Jaime Hardy and husband Tim; one nephew, Slade Jordan and wife Jenna; two great-nephews and one great-niece, Jacob, Lucas, and Jayce Hardy; other relatives and friends.

Mr. Griffith was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Louise Griffith.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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