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Nelson Griffin, Jr

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Nelson Griffin, Jr., age 88, of Ashburn, VA died April 16, 2014 at Cameron Glen Health and Rehabilitation Center, Reston, VA. He was born March 9, 1926 in Culbert, GA to the late Nelson and Lilia A. Cox Griffin.
Nelson was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he became a full time Machinist for General Electric, where he retired after 40 years of service. He later moved from Schenectady NY to Northern VA to be closer to his family who would for the next several years care for him.
He was a strong spirited man who never complained and always encouraged you to be the best you can be. He enjoyed spending time with his family, talking about old times at Eljoy's, his bar that he owned for several years , barbequing and eating soul food. He loved the Redskins and enjoyed Sunday football at home with his daughter, son-in -law and grandchildren.
Nelson was the beloved husband of Jean Griffin of Leesburg, VA, loving and devoted father of Cassandra Utley of Carlisle, PA, Nelson Griffin III of McDonough, GA, Scott Griffin of New York, NY., Tia Griffin of Leesburg, VA and Terra Baker of Ashburn VA, brother of Anne Paige, father-in-law of John Baker, proud grandfather of Carvel Griffin and 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel on Wednesday, September 24th at 3:00pm with graveside services immediately following at Arlington National Cemetery.

Funeral Service

Fort Myer Old Post Chapel

Arlington, VA

September 24, 2014
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA

September 24, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss Terra. What an amazing man he must have been. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Just know he is in a much better place now. He will always be watching over your incredible family:)

  2. Thank you Mr G. for your service to our country. It was always a great pleasure to see and spend time with you. You were much loved and will be missed.

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