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Dewey Estell Griffith, Jr. May 20, 1936 - December 2, 2022

Born: Wednesday May 20, 1936

Died: Friday Dec 2, 2022

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Dewey Estell Griffith, Jr, 86, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022 at his home in Eden, NC.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 5th at Osborne Baptist Church at 3PM. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.  Full Military Honors will follow the service on the front lawn of Osborne Baptist Church.

Dewey was born May 20, 1936 to the late Dewey Estell Griffith, Sr. and Ruby Pearl Gee Griffith in Portsmouth, OH.  He graduated from Minford High School in 1954. Dewey enlisted in the Air Force July 17, 1957 and was honorably discharged July 14, 1961, from Laughlin Air Force Base, in TX.  After discharge from the Air Force, Dewey went to college and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University in 1970.  He received his Th.M Degree in 1975 at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He served as President of Tr-State Bible College in South Point, OH.  Dewey spent his life serving the Lord in ministry for many years.  He pastored three churches in PA, OH and NC.  He was an Associate Pastor at Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, NC for twenty-five years.  Everyone he ministered to loved him.

His family that remains will cherish his memories forever.  They are his daughter’s, Rhonda Lee Miller (Cody) of Boyton Beach, FL and Robin Gail Yarber of Eden, NC, two sons; Steven Guy Griffith (Jenny) of Eden and James Daniel Griffith (Jeanette) of Eastvale, CA; brother, Clinton Lee Griffith of Lexington, KY; two sisters, Marian Elizabeth Boorman of Sciotoville, OH and Jeanetta Gee Brown of Wheelersburg, OH; six grandchildren, Stacy Donahoe, Christopher Donahoe, Joshua Yarber, Sarah Heston, Stephen Griffith, and Chloe Griffith, seven great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Deborah Griffith of Lexington, KY and brother-in-law, Dave Brown of Wheelersburg, OH. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Jamison Griffith and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Osborne Baptist Church, 326 E Stadium Drive, Eden, NC  27288

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
 
Much love and prayers for you all during the Homegoing of sweet Dewey!  hallelujah he is healed and in awe of Our savior!  
loved Dewey!  He was a blessing and such a faithful servant!  May you all find comfort in knowing he is celebrating now pain free!

 
Martha Patterson
So sorry to hear of Brother Dewey's passing. He was a true and honest man that walked that walk for Jesus. He lived and breathed it. You could see the love in his eyes and the glow on his face when he talked about our Lord Jesus. The first scripture he told me was Romans 10:11. I say it all the time when I get stressed. I enjoyed our conversations about Jesus. I loved his classes, which I took many and the Greek class too! My favorite memory of Brother Dewey is when Sandra Chaney and I would sit with him and talk about life and he would always have a scripture for us. He gave me one of his books "Life Encounters", Poems by Dewey Griffith. I will always cherish it. I read it a lot. He was a sweet and gentle godly man. I told him I adopted him as my Papa, because he reminded me of him. I put him on the same pedestal as my Papa! He will be missed. Praying for you and your family. If you need anything at all. Just let us know. Sending Love and hugs to each and everyone. ❤️ So honored to have got to visit him yesterday. You are blessed to have such a great Dad. I'm happy that you have such great memories ❤️ May God comfort you in this time of great Sorrow.
Tinka Spencer
My Condolences to the family of Pastorn Dewey, may he rest in peace after a long ministry to our Savior.


 
Sheila Stewart
I am so saddened by Dewey's passing, but realize he is in a much better place than we are. I enjoyed his classes that I used to attend. He was a very knowledgeable man. He will be sorely missed. Prayers for the family.
Joan Eanes Spain
We grieve at the passing from earth of Pastor Dewey but rejoice that he is now with his Savior that he never hesitated to share.
Cheryl Williams
I'm grateful for Dewey's relationship with Jesus, and the humble, obedient way he walked that relationship out.  He shared time with a young man and it made a lasting impression and improvement in me.  I rejoice to know that he's worshipping in the presence of his Lord!   
Jason Murray
So sorry to about the passing of Pastor Dewey. One of the kindest and devoted men I have ever know. I am sure he was greeted by Jesus with "Well done my true and faithful servant".I will always remember him and the conversations we had. 
Joe Hall
I was honored to know Pastor Dewey. He was one of the godliest Bible loving men that I have ever known. He taught me how important it was to learn the genology of Jesus. My favorite service that he preached was Ecclesiastes 12. That was his testimony that I will never forget! It talks about growing older and things don't matter as much as we get older. In the end we return to our maker in heaven!  Forever young pastor Dewey! You are now rejoicing with those who have gone on before us. I'll be seeing you again soon!
Cindy Hall
Pastor Dewey was one of a kind.  He was smart, witty and generous.  There are many 'Dewey-isms' that I will learn from forever 
Teresa Archibald
It is an honor and privilege to have many wonderful memories of Pastor Dewey to cherish for my remaking years. He left a wonderful legacy as a result of his faithful love for Jesus and family.
 
George Fisher
What a truly respected and honorable man with so much wisdom! He could also tell a good joke. His smile was infectious and his love for his family and friends was abundant! My condolences to the entire Griffith family who I've known and loved for years...Mr. Griffith will truly be missed 😇
Julie Kader
Dewey was such a great neighbor to my mother and father,
and a kind, selfless, honorable man. We are all grateful to have known him.
 
P Patterson
Dear Pastor Steve, Jenny and family...... I'm so very sorry for your loss!!! Praying for comfort and strength as you go through this difficult journey!!! May God Bless you and may He hold you all close to His loving heart today!!! Sending love and prayers!!!
Micki Neal
I'm so sorry for your loss.  I’m so thankful for Heaven. I can only imagine what Pastor Dewy is doing. Y”all are in my prayers.🙏.  Love you all,  Sharon Goins
Sharon Goins
Pastor Steve and entire Griffith family:
We know Pastor Dewey is going to be missed tremendously by you and everyone who knew him.  He was so easy to love.
He made a huge impact on our family and we are forever grateful.  He was so kind to Tommy's Dad when he was sick and officiated Mr. Davis' funeral.  
There were several pastors who came to see Mr. Davis but Pastor Dewey was the one he connected with and always asked to see.  Mr. Davis's words:  "Pastor Dewey is for real; nothing fake about him and he will be the only one preaching my funeral!"   How true that is!  Pastor Dewey was the real deal and we are so thankful to have known him and thankful for the things he taught us.  Our faith grew in a lot of ways because of Pastor Dewey.  We were so blessed to know him and call him our friend.  
What a huge gain for heaven and what a blessing to know he is with his Savior and in the best hands possible.  
We love all of you and are praying for your comfort in the days ahead.  
The Davis Family:
Tommy, Tammy & Aaron Davis (Kasey)
Makenzie, Bo & Bradley Denson
 
Tammy Davis
Wow! What an amazing video! Loved all
the pictures but especially the last where Dewey hands are lifted towards Heaven! Praying for the family! Love you all. God called and Dewey answered! Looking forward to meeting in heaven soon! Great memories at OBC
Pastor Chuck & Cindy Silvey
Thinking of you and all your family. What a special and dear man. Love and Prayers for comfort and peace 
BeckyJoey Martin

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