Glen Ray Griffin Sr., 66, of Taylorville passed away at 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 7, 1950 in Taylorville, the son of Wilbert H. and Rachel Agnes (Ennis) Griffin. He married Sheryl Sue Durbin on October 12, 1968 in Taylorville. Glen worked as a machine operator for Specialized Products in Taylorville. He was a fantastic gardener, enjoyed fishing, and always stayed informed on current events and didn’t mind a lively debate.
He is survived by his wife: Sheryl Griffin of Taylorville; son: Glen Griffin Jr. (Melissa) of Girard; son-in-law: James Hopkins Jr. of Antioch; grandchildren: Zach Griffin, Erin Griffin, Andrew Griffin, Ryan Hopkins, and Chelsea Hopkins; great-grandchildren: Penelope Hopkins; siblings: Bonnie Mitchelson of Taylorville, Albert Griffin of Cynthiana, Indiana, Michael Griffin (Jan) of Decatur, and Rose Cooper (Robert) of Granite City. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Penny Hopkins; siblings: Gerald Griffin, William Griffin, and Margie Hurst.
A celebration of Glen’s life will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memories of Glen, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.