He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary Evelyn Griffey of Metropolis; one son, Bob Griffey and wife Ginger of Metropolis; six grandchildren, Kristi Stepter and husband Kevin of Nashville, Tenn., Ricky Griffey and wife Sherrie, Heather Rottmann and husband Darian and Nicholas Griffey and his wife Tracy, all of Metropolis, and Adi Williams and husband Albert and Craiger Griffey and wife Angela, all of Paducah; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters Mary Russell of Metropolis and Ellen Bowman of Canonsburg, Pa.; two brothers, Louis Griffey and wife Pat of Anderson, S.C. and Elmer Griffey and wife Louise of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Pearl Warwick Griffey; two sons, Glendall Griffey and Gerald Griffey; and four brothers, Paul Griffey, Albert Griffey, Lloyd Griffey and Alfred Griffey.
Funeral service was held Monday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Dale Siverly officiating. Burial followed at IOOF Cemetery in Metropolis with military rites performed.