HOBBS,NM — James A. “Jim" Griffin, age 84 passed away on June 21,2009 at Lea Regional Medical Center. Jim was born to James A. Grifffin and Mabel on July 3, 1924 in Eldorado, TX. Jim married Beth Caudle Griffin, December 17, 1947 in San Angelo, TX.
James served in the US Navy. Jim and his wife Beth, moved to Midland, TX in 1949, then to Hobbs in 1954. Jim was employed by Sinclair-Atlantic Richfield for 31 years and retired in 1980. Jim’s passions were golf, gardening, Hobbs Eagle Basketball and bragging about his grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife Beth of Hobbs, NM, son, Jim B. Griffin and wife Barbara of Houston, Tx, daughter Jana May and husband Lloyd of Hobbs, NM.
Other survivors include six grandchildren: Brian May of Hobbs, NM, Kamie May of Hobbs, NM, Angie Hawkins of Great Mills, Maryland, Jay Griffin of Jacksonville, FL, Julie Higgins of Union City, TN, and Jara Walden of Auburn, AL, as well as 17 great-greandhildren.
Jim is also survived by one sister, Mary Virginia Bracken of Emmett, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, June 26, 2009 at Chapel of Hope in Hobbs, NM and burial was at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Condolences my be sent to: www.chapelofhopefunerals.com.