Ernest Sanford Griggs, 88, passed away on July 29, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Griggs and Mable Barnes Griggs; sister, Virginia Witherspoon and brother, John Griggs.
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.
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.
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.
Graveside services are scheduled for August 1, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville, MS. Rev. Bob Whiteside will conduct the service.
Memorial donations may be to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com .