Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


May 28, 2013

Harris Arthur Griggs

Corsicana —

Harris Arthur Griggs, 79, resident of Purdon, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 3 , 1934 to Pearl Christene Greene Griggs in Pittsfield, Maine. He enjoyed woodworking and model cars. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Christene Griggs and sons-in-law, Ronnie Wayne Tally and Joe Glen Venable.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Sue Griggs; daughters, Connie Sue Tally and fiancee' John Tilley, Christene Rene Venable and Brenda Lee Lingle; son, Harris Arthur Griggs II and wife Paula; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral service will be held  at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Trinity Assembly of God with burial following at Post Oak Cemetery south of Malakoff. Pallbearers will be Billy Barham, Jerry White, Jeff White, James Wilson, Johnny Green, Joe Gordon and Thomas Miller. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Tilley and Harris Arthur Griggs II.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Assembly of God, 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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