JOYCE LEE GRIFFIS, AGE 85

Joyce Lee Griffis, age 85, of Kingston, passed away Monday morning, February 5, 2024, at Horizon Medical in Dickson, Tennessee. She was born August 22, 1938, in Pike County, Kentucky but spent most of her life in Roane County. Joyce was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston and attended as long as her health permitted. Throughout her life, she worked at Roane Hosiery Mill, Inc. in different departments, Walmart in Rockwood as a cook in the Radio Grill, and later as a people greeter, and she spent several years as a homemaker. She loved singing, reading signs as she rode along with others, sightseeing, and spending time with family. She enjoyed trying to learn how to use technology and accidentally sending texts, phone calls, and Facebook Messenger messages to everyone she knew.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years: George Levi Griffis; parents: Charles Young & Flossie Ball Young Owens; sister: Logean Lynch; and brothers: William “Dub” and Charles “Junior” Young.

Survivors include her children: Darrell Griffis (Bridgett) of Lenoir City, Randy Griffis (Brenda) of Kingston, Jeff Griffis (Melinda) of Harriman, and Staci Griffis Moize (Jimmy) of Lyles; grandchildren: Ashley Zacher, Amber Leah Griffis, Allen, Bryan, and Daryn Griffis, Bradley and Brandon Griffis, Aubree, Brylie, Tucker Moize, and Carley Waite; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marcella Griffis of Harriman, Marita Winters (Tom) of Cleveland and Brenda DeVaney (Tim) of Gallatin; brothers: Clyde Young of Rockwood and Robert Young (Ruth) of Rockwood; and a host of extended family and too many special friends to mention by name.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston with a funeral service to follow. The interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.

Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of arrangements.