James Griggs, MD

March 19, 1920 - February 17, 2008
James Griggs, MD

James Y. Griggs, M.D., 87, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, February 17, 2008.
He was born in Asheville and was a prior resident of St. Louis, MO before moving to Hendersonville in 2006. He was a graduate of Mars Hill College and earned his Medical degree at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine. He practiced surgery in St. Louis, Mo. He served with the U.S. Navy as a Lt. Cmdr. and was stationed in the Panama and San Diego, CA. He was a member of the St. Louis Rotary Club, was an avid golfer and loved giving out newspapers on Old News Boys Day in St. Louis.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jo; one daughter, Judith Ann Renfro, of Enka; grandson, Eric Ryan Renfro, of Yorktown, VA; great-grandson, Jeremy Ryan Renfro; one brother, Clarence E. Griggs, of Hendersonville; nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2:00p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Jim Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lewis Memorial Park, Asheville. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00p.m., Tuesday at Shuler Funeral Home.


Service

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • February 20, 2008
    Bobbie Zibby says:
    Jodie, Thinking of you. Bobbie

  • February 20, 2008
    Susan and Bob Aikman says:
    Jodie, Was so sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • February 20, 2008
    Susan and Bob Aikman says:
    Jodie, Was so sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • February 20, 2008
    Geni Zibby & family says:
    Our thoughts & prayers are with Jodi & family. We hold fond memories of Jim. He (& you) will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • February 18, 2008
    lyn rossetti long says:
    Hello, Babe: Cheri let me know that Jim passed. I'm sorry that we never were able to get together, except at funerals in Benld. Know that you are in my prayers. Fondly, Lyn