David Stanley Griffin

September 2, 1931 - May 18, 2021

David Stanley Griffin, 89, of Nederland, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 2, 1931, in Port Arthur, to Vida Madge Nordyke Griffin and Joe Bailey Griffin.

David was a family man that was true to his word. He was the backbone of the family and someone whom his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren looked up to. David had a gift of being able to fix or build anything; he was a jack-of-all-trades. He kept everyone on their toes not only with reminders of manners and safety, but also with his witty sense of humor, jokes and little jingles. David was a Godly man and a very active member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Nederland. He was one of the original members of Wesley and he held several church office positions over the years. One of those many positions was working with the youth group at the church. He was their official bus driver on trips and with it holds many special memories for those involved. David was an active member of the Methodist Men’s organization and a regular attendee of his Sunday school class the Reveler’s. He was a member of the Mid County Evening Optimist club and held several officer positions.   There are countless wonderful memories from Heritage Festivals on down.   David loved the outdoors and was a Boy Scout. He shared his knowledge and skills of the outdoors by being a Scout Master and earned the level of Brother-Hood in the Order of The Arrow. David served in the military as a teacher and mechanic in the Air Force. His love of teaching and sharing knowledge was evident throughout his life.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Eula Faye Hawkins Griffin;

Children: Cindy Griffin Minter; Carol Griffin Bass and Husband Raymond; Bobby Griffin and wife Kelli

Grandchildren: Christy Minter Boudreaux and husband Cameron; David Bass and wife Alba; Hannah Bass Chavez and husband Salvador; Jenna Griffin Crump; Rob Griffin and Ryan Griffin

Great Grandchildren: Corbin & Caitlyn Boudreaux; Lincoln, Hudson, Owen & Nolan Bass; Francesca & Santino Chavez; Kayleigh & Amelia Crump

Brother Jack Nordyke Griffin and wife Pebble; Sister-in-law Betty Jane Griffin

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Bailey Griffin, Jr.; and grandson, Little Max Minter.

A gathering of Mr. Griffin’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Men Group of Wesley United Methodist Church or the mission team of Wesley, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

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Debbie Griffin

Jenna...I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you loved your "Grumpaw" very much. I love you, Mom.

Trey Thibodeaux

Pop, I have so many great memories with you and Max, building your metal carport, going to the deer lease in Mason, family get togethers, keeping you company while in the hospital and many more. I know I have only seen you a couple of times over the years since Max passed and life took over but I never forgot all of the great memories that I will cherish. Thank you for accepting me as one of your own step grandsons and I am so blessed that I got to see you one last time just a few weeks ago. I know that your reunion with Max was nothing short of extraordinary, give Moose a hug for me and let him know that we miss him now more than ever. Until we meet again . . . Much love Pop, -Trey T.

Jack McGlothin

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr David, I will always remember the square dances we went to with David and Faye they were a hoot to be with. May God bless and cherish this great man!

Rebecca Adams

I will always remember uncle David with fond memories of him and grandpa joe sitting by the lake talking about old times . Always a smile on his face and a warm heart ❤️.

Shirley Thornton

Cindy and Carol so sorryy to hear about the loss of your Dad . I know you both will miss him dearly, but he is at rest now.???

Yvonne Juarez

Cindy, I just read about the passing of your dad. I had recently seen the picture of you, Christy, and your precious grandchildren. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man who guided his family well. Prayers for your family.