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Carl Roddy Griffith Jr.

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February 1, 1944 ~ October 6, 2022

Born in: Wichita Falls , Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Carl “Roddy” Griffith Jr went to his heavenly home on Thursday October 6, 2022 in San Antonio,
Texas. His battle with medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life
challenges with a smile and with wife Mary by his side, they prayed and prepared for his eternal

Roddy was born on February 1, 1944 in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA as the first child of Carl
Roddy Griffith Sr and Jane Stodghill Griffith Rose. He grew up in Munday, Knox County, TX
attending Munday High School. He assisted his father and grandfathers Pa Dave Griffith &
Grandad Lyle Stodghill with farming and the oil fields. He retired from the US Air Force as a
Staff Sergeant serving 21 yrs of active duty as Avionic Navigation Systems Technician. During
his service he received Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Longevity Service Award Ribbon,
Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Republic of VietNam Gallantry Cross & Campaign Medal. He
enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader for his sons, working as a Substitute Teacher or Radio & TV
Repairman while he went to school to earn a Associates Degree from San Antonio Community
College in 1986. He retired from Civil Service with the Department of the Air Force in 2012 with
25 yrs of service being recognized with a Performance Award. The discipline, patriotism and
camaraderie he felt as a Vietnam veteran never left him and enjoyed assisting his military
brothers & sisters whenever he could.

Throughout his life journey he cracked jokes, made silly faces and even pulled some
light-hearted pranks with a great ability to make others smile, his sense of humor will be missed.
Roddy’s favorite role was being a father, teacher and mentor to his children and grandchildren.
Roddy’s Christian faith was an essential part of his life. He spent a great deal of time mentoring
young Christians, Bible Study and being an active member of his church. In 2008 he enjoyed a
spiritual trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land and had a second baptism in the River Jordan.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carl Roddy Griffith Sr & Jane Stodghill Griffith Rose &
brother Herbert Jean Griffith, wives Susan Mercer Griffith & Barbara Mueller Griffith. He is
survived by wife Mary Reyes Griffith, brother Charles Burl Griffith (Patti) and sister in law Carol
Wozney Griffith. Proud father of Russell Griffith, Daniel Griffith, Kenneth Griffith (Ginger Toy)
and Janelle Griffith Thompson (Jeff) & step daughter Elke Simmons-Lara (Mark). Grandchildren
Kayla Dantes, Blake Griffith (Ashley), Joe Griffith, Russ Griffith Marlin, Tasha Marlin and great
grandchildren Daniel Griffith & Mariana Griffith.

Roddy will be honored with a Celebration of Life Memorial and Military Honors on Saturday
November 5th at 11 am, Outer West Community Church, 12280 Alamo Ranch Parkway, San
Antonio, TX 78253. Burial of Cremains will be Monday November 7th at 1 pm, Fort Sam
Houston Cemetery with Graveside prayer.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Disabled American Veterans, American
Legion, or Outer West Community Church.


Celebration of Life: November 5, 2022 11:00 am

Outer West Community Church
12280 Alamo Ranch Pkwy
San Antonio , TX United States


Cemetery: November 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageYou were a good Father, and a very funny and smart man. Thank you for bringing my best friend Janelle into my life! You will be missed dearly.

  2. So many wonderful and funny times with Roddy. He loved to tease me endlessly and always made us laugh. He was strick with his children, but always with love for them. I remember, when I would visit with my children, Troy and Dawn, he would always tell Troy and the Boys to hit the floor and do 50 push ups, and they did them because nothing else was going to happen till they finished them. I could go on and on with all those memories. Roddy, (Becky Busard,) will be missed. Roddy
    Rest in peace.

  3. No matter how long it was between visits, “Punk” was always more than nice to Rick, Robb Ron and I! He always was interested what we were doing, how things were going, and genuinely cared for all of his family. Truly a heart of gold!

  4. He was a great storyteller, miss his humor, and his positive outlook on everything

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