John Marshall Griffith December 24, 1935 - June 26, 2020

John Marshall Griffith of Hendersonville, NC was born on December 24, 1935 and closed his final game on Friday, June 26, 2020.  John was a unique person having great love for his family, friends and his dog, Charlie.  His favorite things in life included his work, cigars, bowties and baseball.  His rich life experiences shared by friends and family will forever live on.

John having written his own story to share, is as follows:

Salesman and statesman to the public.  Born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Mother and father, Katherine and James Griffith; twin brother, Jack; sister, Jane Griffith Moore and wife, Carolyn Stowe Griffith, now gone.  Survived by one son, John Michael Griffith, sweet bride, Shirley Mae Griffith and sister, Betty Griffith Graham.

Educated in North Carolina.  Veteran of the United State Army. Profession-wine business.  Worked with Mutual Distributing, statewide distributer in North Carolina, Biltmore Estate Wine Company, national sales manager, Asheville, NC.  Finished his career with own company, Griffith Brokerage Inc.

Member of Long Shoals Baptist Church, Arden, NC.  He loved the Lord, his God.

A memorial service will be held at Long Shoals Baptist Church (661 Long Shoals Rd. Arden, NC) on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall.  Inurnment will follow at Enoree Baptist Church Cemetery (881 Tigerville Rd. Travelers Rest, SC) at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Long Shoals Baptist Church-Bible Outreach, 661 Long Shoals Rd. Arden, NC 28704 or The Blue Ridge Humane Society, 1214 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

COVID-19 Guidelines will be in effect.


Date: 07/03/2020
Time: 10:00AM


Long Shoals Baptist Church

661 Long Shoals Rd. Arden, NC 28704


Date: 07/03/2020
Time: 2:00PM


Enoree Baptist Church Cemetery

881 Tigerville Rd. Travelers Rest, SC

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  1. Dottie Tippett says

    Dearest Shirley,
    I am so sorry to read of Johnny’s death. Please know I have you in prayer. I know the joy and peace you had with Johnny will bring such warm memories to you often.

    I tried to call you a few summers ago, but the number wasn’t valid. I would so love to come to visit you in Arden, as it has been far too long for a visit. …so many years we have to catch up on. Please let me hear from you at your convenience. My email is and phone number is 704221-0109.

    Much love and blessings,

    Dottie Ledford Tippett

  2. Denise Plyler says

    We are so saddened for the loss of such a dear friend. Our hearts hurt for Shirley & those he left behind. Johnny was truly one of a kind. He was such a blessing to all he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed. Love ya, mean it John M!!!