John Griffin

July 31, 1933 - January 29, 2017

John Griffin, a resident of Dallas, died on Sunday, Jan. 29 in Dallas.
He was born on July 31, 1933, in Oakland, Calif., the son of John and Helen Griffin.
John married Joan Leonard on Nov. 26, 1954, in Redwood City, Calif.
They lived in San Carlos before moving to Newark, Calif.
They settled in Dallas in 1974.
He partnered with a friend and they opened Value Rent-All which rented out all types of equipment and hand tools.
John retired from there in December of 1983 when he was hired by Praegitzer Industries in Dallas.
He worked there until he retired in July of 1995 as supervisor of eight departments.
John and Joan raised Dorsett sheep and later llamas on their Double J Llamas farm.
John loved animals and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
John and Joan have enjoyed their time at Ceres Glen and have made some wonderful friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of 62 years; son, Don (Martha) Griffin; daughter, Debra Griffin; brother, Ken (Linda) Griffin; sister, Joanne Dean; along with five grandchildren, Annie, Aaron, Abbey, Amber and Amy; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family funeral service was held. Private Interment will be in Dallas Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or Willamette Humane Society in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family.
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