Clarence “Clancy” E. Griggs

June 25, 1929 - September 2, 2017
Clarence “Clancy” E. Griggs

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Clarence “Clancy” E. Griggs, age 88 of Pineville passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Wellmore in Tega Cay, SC.

Born in Asheville, NC, he was a son of the late Elmer and Margaret Griggs.  He proudly served in the United States Navy and was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church.  He retired after more than 30 years as a Dental Technician for the Veterans Administration in Charleston, SC. Some of his favorite past times were playing golf, square dancing and traveling, especially cruising.  He was a kind, gentle man and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy ” Dottie” N. Griggs; sisters, Margaret Williams and Mabel Scott and his brother, Dr. James Griggs.

He leaves behind his daughter, Pat Fail (Chris) of Laurinburg, NC; sons, Mike Griggs (Diane) of Ft. Mill and Jim Griggs (Cindy) of Clover; grandchildren, Drew Fail, Christan Fail, Courtney Fail, Michael Griggs, Ashley Griggs and Matt Griggs and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held 11am on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with military honors.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at 3pm in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

The family wishes memorials be made to, Henderson County Honor Guard, C/O American Legion Post 77, 216 4th Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28739Samaritans Purse Operation Heal Our Patriots, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or by visiting




Friday, September 8, 2017
11:00 AM

Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Friday, September 8, 2017
3:00 PM

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery - Directions
962 Old US 70 Hwy. West
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Friday, September 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 17, 2017
    Janet Hodges Stakias says:
    We are sorry to hear of the deaths of Clancy and Dottie. Clancy graduated from Lee Edwards with my husband Bill and me. We continued to stay in touch at our annual picnics and have missed them in the last few years. We weren't aware that Dottie had also passed away and are sorry we did not acknowledge it. Both Clancy and Dottie were always lots of fun to be around and they will be truly missed.