James Marion Griffin January 27, 1933 - April 29, 2015
James Marion Griffin, born on Jan. 27, 1933, to John and Ethel Griffin, passed away on April 29, in Kau, Hawaii.
He was originally from the Chandlerville area. After graduating from Chandlerville High School, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served in Korea and Hawaii.
He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Hitchell, on Dec. 13, 1951. They were married 63 years.
After Jim was released from the Navy, he and Jean moved to Oahu, Hawaii where they made their home. He attended the Church College of Hawaii (BYU) then worked for Joe Coronet (Cornet Stores) until he joined the Honolulu Police Department. He resigned from the Police Department as Detective Sargent in 1984 to relocate to the Big Island of Hawaii where they opened Exquisite Junk. He also worked his way up to head of security for Kanaloa.
He and his wife raised three children: Audrey (Jim), Tian (Reggie), and Thomas (Sue). He has 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, three brothers: Roy, Eddie, Larry, and by his son.