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Jack G. Griffin

April 8, 2011

Jack G. Griffin, 90, died April 7, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.  He was born on August 20, 1920, in Newton County to Austin and Lizzie Griffin. He was a member of Sharon Primitive Baptist Church near Lake.
Services will be held on Sunday, April 10 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend George Buell and Elder Leroy Moseley officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Park east of Starkville. 
Visitation at Welch Funeral Home begins at 12:30 p.m. immediately preceding the services.
After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1947 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, he continued his studies in that field with a master’s degree from Iowa State University.  He taught Agricultural Engineering at MSU for many years.  He then performed research at MSU in the USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit Laboratory and later retired from the USDA-ARS Boll Weevil Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University.
He served in the military with the 11th Armored Division, US Third Army, during World War II and fought in the “Battle of the Bulge.”
He was a member of the Oktibbeha County Agricultural Club, the Forest Farmers Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nina Ward Griffin; two daughters, Jane (Bob) Dacey of Longmont, Colo., and Nancy Undieme of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Jerry (Darla) Griffin of Starkville; one brother, B. L Griffin of Decatur; one sister, Euner Johnson of Austwell, Texas; and five grandchildren, Steven Griffin of Jackson, Jamie Griffin of Flowood, Whitney Griffin of Starkville, Emily Undieme and Amy Undieme, both of Orlando, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fred Griffin and Sam Griffin; and two sisters, Mavis Griffin and Sara Griffin.
Memorial contribution may be made to the American Heart Association or to one’s favorite choice.
You can go online and sign the guest register at

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