Ernest Sanford Griggs, 88, passed away on July 29, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Griggs and Mable Barnes Griggs.Â
He is survived by his wife, Jean Redding Griggs of Starkville, MS; daughters, Suzanne Buckner and husband Joe of Brandon, MS and Holly Reeves and husband Dick of Monticello, MS; sons, David Griggs of Mathiston, MS and Ken Griggs of Shreveport, La.; sister, Lois Jennett of Brentwood, TN; grandchildren, Bryna Martin, Corrie Murphy, Joshua Buckner, Matthew Buckner, Lydia Buckner, Chad Griggs, and Kelli Griggs, David Ryan Griggs, Jamie, Jonathan and Leigh Ann Reeves; and 10 great grandchildren.Â
Mr. Griggs loved his family. He was an avid coon hunter and was very proud to have been a founding member of the TALKUM-WARRIOR Coon Hunting Club. Â
At Mississippi State University he managed the Mississippi Artificial Breeding Association for Cattle and he was with the Mid South Animal Breeding Select Sire Group for 36 1/2 years. He was a Navy veteran and served on the U.S.S. Ticondaroga in the Pacific during World War II.Â
Graveside services are scheduled for August 1, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville, MS.Â Rev. Bob Whiteside will conduct the service.Â
Memorial donations may be to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.Â
You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.