Thomas Hawkins Griffis Jr.
Mr. Thomas Hawkins Griffis Jr., age 70, of Tanner, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Decatur-Morgan Hospital.
Mr. Griffis was born on March 29, 1949, in Limestone County, Alabama, to Thomas Hawkins Griffis, Sr. and Mary Leland Crumpton Griffis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Griffis Bryan of Athens, Alabama.
Mr. Griffis is survived by his wife, Sharon Vernell Swann Griffis of Tanner, Alabama; sons, Michael Leland Griffis of Lakewood, Colorado, and Kyle Grigsby Griffis of Tanner, Alabama; daughter, Sarah Penelope Slager of Madison, Alabama; granddaughter, Chelsey Leigh Konis of Pulaski, Tennessee; grandson, Tyler Blayne Slager of Madison, Alabama; great-grandson, Chalice Blayne Konis of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Mr. Griffis was a 1971 graduate of Auburn University. He loved Auburn football. He graduated in 1967 from Athens High School, where he was active in playing music with the Impalas.
Funeral for Mr. Griffis will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, with Dr. Robert White and Jill Swann officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Published on December 27, 2019


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Lakin Garth Sherrill
Jan 02, 2020
Deepest condolences. Remember Tommy fondly. Post-Impalas garage band in Athens. We had a gig Friday night at Clements High School dance. Tommy was performing with Athens High School band in Decatur. We stalled kicking off our gig at Clements until Tommy rushed to the dance after half-time.
Buzz Lovell
Dec 28, 2019
I went to college with Tommy and he and I were in a band together..... we would play on Saturday nights in a little section of town called "the ghetto"! Wow, he was a great lead guitar player and fun to be around.... still remember some Jimi Hendrix jammin' and some Beatles songs that we did!