Chad Griffin, age 40, of Troy, Alabama, found peace on April 6, 2020. A private family graveside service to lay his remains to rest will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Griffin Cemetery with Rev. David Kirby officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Lewis, Ashton Lewis, Kyle Lewis, Shane McCall, Cody Callaway, and Dane Sanderlin.
Chad was a decorated member of the United States Coast Guard, serving on a rescue helicopter crew. He flew countless missions over the dangerous Bering Sea. He was a husband, father, and friend. Chad was a jack of all trades, a hillbilly engineer. He was loved for his sense of humor, and his good timing nature. Chad loved the outdoors, and he had a special place in his heart for jug fishing. He will be remembered for his stubborn determination, as he fought hard to give his family six months. His passing will leave a deep hole in the hearts of all that knew him. He will be missed dearly.
Chad is survived by his wife, Lane Sanderlin Griffin; daughter, Abigail Griffin; son, Mason Griffin; father, Lester “Buster” Griffin; mother, Lizzie Solomon (Tom); brothers, Jason Lewis (Marsha), Jerry Lewis (Amy); sisters, Beth Vance (Derek), Tania Green, and Tammy Griffin; mother-in-law, Kimberly May; brothers-in law, Burt Sanderlin, Tyler Sanderlin (Elena), and Dane Sanderlin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close family members.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff of Encompass Hospice for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his honor to (Coast Guard Foundation C/O Family Aid 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378). Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff on Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Griffin family.