Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Wilbert Ardell “Rocky” Griffith

Wilbert Ardell (Rocky) Griffith, age 61, of 3066 Camden Way, AIpharetta, Georgia, died Friday morning in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after an extended illness. He was born July 30, 1931 in Shelby.

Mr. Griffith was employed at the Metropolitin Life Insurance Company in Atlanta for the past 14 years where he was claims administrative manager, and prior to that, he had been employed at the Richland Bank in Mansfield for 20 years. He was a member of the Brookwood Way Church of Christ in Mansfield and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife, Lee Ann Baker Griffith whom he marred in December of 1971; his mother Opal (Smith) Griffith of Worthington; 3 daughters: Judy and Robert Klink of Dover, Delaware; Gayle and Roger Davidson of Powell, Ohio; and Cheryl Griffith of Worthington; 4 grandchildren; 1 step-daughter, Judy and Dean Michaels of St. Petersburg, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father Wilbert A. Griffith in 1990.

Calling hours will be on Monday from 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. by evangelist Joe Lorimor of the Brookwood Way Church of Churist in Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home.

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