Mr. Giffin died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his residence.
Born May 23, 1921, in Osborn, Ohio, he was the son of the late Vere and Dorothy Burris Giffin. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Fern Scott Giffin; sister, Ila Mears; and brothers, Luther, Robert, Charles, Dale and Bruce Giffin.
Mr. Giffin was a United States Army veteran, having proudly served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a retired statistician with Fairchild Republic Company with 42 years of service. Mr. Giffin was a life member of Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, the Clarkesville Lions Club, and numerous volunteer organizations in the community. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.
Our father served as the very finest example of pure unconditional love, the best dad, husband, grandpa, son, uncle, brother, and neighbor or friend anyone could want.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bob Shipman of Clarkesville; daughters, Pam Giffin of Easley, S.C., and Betty Giffin of Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Maureen Giffin of Riverhead, N.Y., and Tim and Susan Giffin of East Meadow, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Giffin family may do so by visiting whitfieldfhuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
February 27, 2013