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Jerome Griffin, Sr

February 14, 1956 January 14, 2021
Jerome Griffin, Sr
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Obituary for Jerome Griffin, Sr

Jerome Griffin, Sr. peacefully left his 64-year journey here on earth Thursday,

January 14, 2021 at home in Kissimmee, Florida. A native of Brooksville, Jerome,

affectionally known as “Geeco”, was born on February 14, 1956 to the

late John C. Griffin and the late Mildred Sims.


Jerome attended Hernando High School where he excelled in athletics. He was

the first African American on the wrestling team at Hernando High,

winning numerous titles. After high school, Jerome entered the United States

Army, serving most of his active-duty time in Fort Bragg, NC. He also was

deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait. As a dual status

Department of the Army Reserve Technician; he retired after many years of

service. Jerome lived a life of service: He enjoyed serving The Lord; spending

time with his family-especially his grandchildren, and his friends.


Jerome will forever be loved by those of us that he left behind. We will miss the

joy and the love that he brought into our lives. He is survived by

his wife of over 27 years, Sheila (Smith) Griffin of Kissimmee, Florida; his six

children: Andrea Joy Griffin of Springhill, Florida; Jerome Jr. of Brooksville,

Florida; Christopher Griffin of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; Keltwon Newberry of

Springhill, Florida; Michael Griffin of Killeen, Texas; Lemar Griffin (Dora) of

Denver, Colorado; and one stepson, Floyd “Jasper” Haynes, II of San Antonio,

Texas; sisters: Mary Isabel Harris (Henry); Johnnie Ruth Griffin, both of

Brooksville, Florida, Dr. Sharon Vickers-Cook (David) of Springhill, Florida;

brothers: John C. Griffin, Jr. of Clewiston, Florida, Reverend Nathaniel Sims of

Dade City, Florida; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and

friends.

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Visitation

Thursday

21

Jan

5:00 PM 1/21/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/21/2021 7:00:00 PM
Cason Funeral & Cremation Services

830 School Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

*Masks are required

Cason Funeral & Cremation Services
830 School Street Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Florida National Cemetery Final Resting Place

6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

6502 SW 102nd Ave Bushnell 33513 FL
United States
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