Robert “Bobby” J. Griffin, Jr., 89, of Louisburg, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2019. He was born April 7, 1930 in Wake County a son of the late Robert J. Griffin Sr., and Samana (Watkins) Griffin. He was predeceased by his wife Donnie Barlow Griffin in March of 2012 and his brothers: Ed Griffin, and Billy Griffin, and his sister, Bettie Grace Griffin Alibrandi.
Bobby was a successful business owner, and most notably known for Griffin’s Restaurant in Raleigh. He was a member of Amran Shrine, and an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a very generous man supporting many charities with his time.
He served his country, during the Korean War as a U.S. Army medic, treating the wounded on the front line.
Bobby is survived by his sons: Robert J. “Robby” Griffin III and his wife Linda of Louisburg, and William Edward “W.E.” Griffin of Raleigh and his wife Kim; grandsons: William Robert Griffin of Franklinton, Christopher Thomas Griffin of Scotland Neck, Bailey James Griffin of Raleigh and Darby Samuel Griffin of Raleigh; a niece Dawn Woods of Zebulon and sister-in-law Helen Sanderford of Wake Forest.
A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Bright Funeral Home 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Flat Rock Baptist Church, 1529 Flat Rock Church Rd, Louisburg, NC 27549.