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February 02, 2020


Jerry Griffith
November 9, 1938 - February 1, 2020

Selmon Jarrett "Jerry" Griffith, age 81 and a longtime resident of Covington, died Saturday February 1, 2020 at his home. He was a sales associate for Home Depot in Covington for nearly 20 years. Jerry was very skilled with his hands as a carpenter, roofer and cabinet maker, as well as light mechanic work. He had been involved in the construction of numerous houses and buildings before joining Home Depot. Earlier in life, Jerry worked as an insurance salesman before moving into the construction business. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was very good at it, even late into life. Jerry and his close friends loved to go to the movies each week to see the latest feature. He loved life and loved people. Jerry saw the good in everyone he encountered and he will truly be missed.

Survived by: Son and daughter in law: Jarrett “Tim” and Debbie Griffith of Bedico

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Elizabeth and David Church of Mandeville, Amy Griffith of Covington; 8 Grandchildren; 11 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: John and Valerie Wright of Covington, Dillard and Lynn Wright of Florida; Former Wife and Mother of his children: Carrol Ann Griffith of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father Jarrett Temple Griffith and mother Willie Corkern Griffith Wright.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA) on Tuesday February 4th from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery near Franklinton.

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