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.
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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