Roy Lander Griffis, age 84, passed from this life on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at his home in Russell Springs, Kentucky.
Born in McCreary County, Kentucky, on September 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Everett and Elmira (Ferrell) Griffis. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Margaret Evelyn Griffis, and Ardia Mae "Cotton" Elder, two sons: Tommy Lee Elder and Tony Elder, a sister, Oglalee Griffis, and seven brothers: Ward, DeWitt, Willard, Homer, Ottis, James Blacalee, and Azariah John Griffis.
Surviving family include his children: Everett Griffis, Robert Griffis, Mary Ann Griffis, Ronnie Elder, Debbie Blasek, Sharon Elder, Johnny Elder and Michael Alan Elder, all of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rocky Elder of Russell Springs, Kentucky. One brother survives: Cordell Griffis of Maineville, Ohio as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lander had worked for Monarch Tool and Manufacturing Company in Newport, Kentucky. He loved fishing, working outdoors and gardening, hence his nickname “Gardener”. He enjoyed music and playing the guitar.
Funeral services: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home.
Visitation Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00p.m.
Burial: Keith Morrow Cemetery