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Rex "Allen" Griffis

November 23, 1960 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 58)

Obituary

Mr. Rex Allen Griffis, age 58, of Sanderson, Florida passed away at his home with his beloved family by his side on Saturday, June 29, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Allen was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Willie Griffis and the late Vonnie Jean (Russ) Griffis. Allen was a true family man, and he loved to work. He was lucky enough to combine those things with the family business of Griffis Family Logging and A&M Trucking. He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his caring wife of 35 years, Mary Griffis of Sanderson, FL; son, Ryan Griffis (Jennifer) of Sanderson, FL; daughter, Sarah Griffis-Ventura (Robby) of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Edward Griffis (Leona) of Macclenny, FL, Ray Griffis and Keith Griffis (Tabitha) of Sanderson, FL; sisters, Trishanne Heppner (Mike) and Debbie Smith (Max) of Lake City, FL, Penny Croft (Eddie) of Sanderson, FL; 4 grandchildren, Chloe, Erin, Sophia, and Serenity; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father Richard Rasch officiating. Interment will follow in Olustee Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Allen's name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center at www.endcancerjax.com.  
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please sign the guestbook at www.blackburncurryfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
July 1, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
1143 W Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
July 2, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
1143 W Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
July 2, 2019

Olustee Cemetery
5113 Oliver Trail
Sanderson, FL 32087

Donations

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center c/o Baptist Health Foundation
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300, Jacksonville FL 32207
Tel: 1-904-202-2919
Web: http://www.endcancerjax.com/donate

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