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James "Ed" Griffin

James "Ed" Griffin

James "Ed" Griffin age 66, of Ursa, IL died on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Blessing Hospital. Ed was born April 11, 1955 in Washington, D.C. a son of Alfred "Al" & Patsy "Pat" (Frame) Griffin. He married Kathy (Nauber) Griffin on May 18, 1973, and together they had their two children, Eddie and Jamie.

Ed worked as a Custodian at Ellington School, and from there went to work at Tri-State Furniture for 20-plus years until his retirement. He was a 1973 graduate of Quincy High School. Ed was of the Catholic faith and was baptized at The Crossing in 2016.

Ed had volunteered for the Special Olympics. He played and coached softball for many years, coaching local teams including Midwest Merchants, Mr. Bills, Rick's Pet Shop and Sisbro. He was a collector of baseball cards, an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and a fan of watching the Three Stooges, Westerns and going to the movies.

Survivors include his son, James "Eddie" Griffin, Jr., and his wife Chris; his daughter, Jamie Griffin (Robert Anderson) all of Quincy.
Six grandchildren: Kala (Charlie) Breder; Stevie Griffin; Brittany (Patrick) Vogt; Hunter Griffin; Katie Taylor; and Aislynn Griffin.
Three great grandchildren, Chaisley, Chairley and Channing Breder. Two brothers, Dave Griffin of Quincy and Terry (Maggie) Griffin of Georgia, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Katherine in infancy, and a brother Steve Griffin and sister Vicky Allen.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Tony Metz. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to Muddy River Riders Blessing of the Bikes.

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From:
Stacy Gallamore
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to the family. What a great guy, he will be missed.
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Pam Hinshaw
Payson, IL
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Ed was a great guy. It was truly a great pleasure knowing him
You will be missed.
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Elizabeth Rischar
Quincy, IL
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Loving prayers are with your family 💙 I’m grateful for your friendship over the years and your dedication to our Special Olympics athletes.
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Jill A Hooper
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear this! I knew Ed since high school and he will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of youl
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Dan and Lou Ann Goehl
Quincy, IL
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Jane Merkel Burton
Quincy, IL
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What a great guy, taken away too soon. I will miss Ed and our chats. He was a true gem and always had a smile on his face. We enjoyed laughing over his cooking and had fun singing along with "The Masked Singer" .He loved to share stories about his family. My deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family. He will truly be missed.