Dennis Wade Griffith, age 65, of New Bloomfield, MO, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rock Island Village in Eldon.
Dennis was born on September 27, 1956 in Flora, IL to the late Jimmie and Ruby (Cariens) Griffith. He was a 1974 graduate of Cisne High School and went on to receive an IT Programming degree from Control Data Institute and an Engineering degree from Sive Bach’s Electrical Engineering. Dennis was also a licensed pilot.
An engineer by trade Dennis was formerly employed with Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing in St Louis. He then spent 22 years at the Ameren Nuclear Plant in Callaway County. Dennis worked as both an engineer and on their management team until ill health forced his retirement.
Dennis was an active member of Callaway Christian Church and First Baptist Church of Fulton and the music ministry. He enjoyed playing music, flying, sailing, horseback riding, motorcycles, black powder guns, target shooting, billiards, boxing, bowling, fencing, photography and fishing.
Survivors include: his children, Caleb Griffith of St. Louis and Ashley Griffith (Jeff) of Farmington; siblings, Patricia Strong (Jeff) of Olney, IL and Michael Griffith of Collinsville, IL; grandchildren, Xavior, Grady, and Minah of Farmington; his fiancée, Becky Baugh of Columbia; family of his late wife, Barbara Griffith, Joy (David), Angela (Todd), and Heather (Toby); and grandchildren, Kelsey, Jacob, Taylor, Courtney, Dane, and Preston.
Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 1:30 until 2:30 pm Saturday, March 5, 2022 with a celebration of life will following at 2:30 pm in the Freeman Chapel with Minister Carey Terry officiating. Graveside services will be at Auxvasse Cemetery.
A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 2:30 pm Saturday for friends that are not able to attend by going to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.