Major William R. Griggs, USMC (Ret.)

Published 12:50 pm Monday, December 26, 2016

FREDERICKSBURG — Major William R. “Bill” Griggs, USMC (Ret.), 79, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at his residence.

Major William R. Griggs, USMC (Ret.)

Major William R. Griggs, USMC (Ret.)

Mr. Griggs was a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served during Vietnam.

He also retired from the U. S. Postal Service, and was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Thames Griggs.

Survivors include sons, David William Griggs and his wife, Amy, of Stafford; and Paul MacArthur Griggs of Fredericksburg; daughters, Laura Marie Griggs Hatch and her husband, Bill, of Franklin; and Kelly Jean Griggs Shelton and her husband, Cameron, of Falmouth; grandchildren, Justin Griggs, Jordan Griggs, Emily Griggs, Aiden Hatch and Olivia Hatch; brother, Robert Griggs of Wilmington, North Carolina; and sister, Dorothy Harms and husband, Walter of Anaheim, California; and several nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Life service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, in Falmouth Baptist Church with the Rev. Leslie A. Powers officiating. The family will hold a private interment at Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va., 22401; or to Falmouth Baptist Church, 302 Colonial Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

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