Melvin Griffon

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Melvin L. Griffon, 71, of Jackson, formerly of Fredericktown, Mo., died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Aug. 5, 1935, at Marquand, Mo., son of Earl Lee and Tressie Matthews Griffon. He and Patricia Pracht were married Aug. 2, 1969, in St. Louis.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, David, Tod and Ross Griffon; four daughters, Diana McCoy, Karen Harvey, Michelle Howard and Kelly Griffon; three brothers, John and Robert Griffon and Ray Griffon; a sister, LeeAnna Cox; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at 5:30 p.m. today at Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Marcus Memorial Park.