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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma

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Aubry Griffith

December 23, 1921 ~ July 27, 2015

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home

Submitted by: T.D.

 

Aubry Griffith, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Durant, Oklahoma on Monday, July 27, 2015.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 30, at the First Christian Church, Durant, Oklahoma. Dr. Greg Clay will be officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home. Friends and family visitation time will be one hour before the funeral at 1:00 PM at the church. Burial will follow the service at Highland Cemetery in Durant. Pallbearers will be Matthew Green, Cole English, Aaron Green, Connor Brooks, Ryan Delozier, Dylan Osborne, Steve English, Ian Osborne, and Landon Osborne. Honorary pallbearers will be Malcolm Krumme, Wayne Sample, Kevin Dale, Bill Bishop, and Paul Bowman.

Aubry was born December 23, 1921, in Bennington, Oklahoma, to Floyd Griffith and Dora White Griffith. He attended school in Bennington and later in Blue Ridge, Texas. He graduated from Durant High School after serving his country in World War II. When Aubry was 17, he joined the United States Army where he served in the 38th Infantry and later in the 103rd Infantry. On a weekend leave, he met the love of his life, Evelyn Sample. They were married on April 8, 1942. In November 1942, Aubry’s company was called to Europe to fight in World War II where he earned two bronze stars.

When the war ended, Aubry and Evelyn settled in Durant, Oklahoma and started their family. They had two daughters, Debbie and Karen. Evelyn preceded Aubry in death on February 18, 2011 after 69 years of marriage.

Aubry loved the city of Durant and worked for the city for 34 years. He managed the Sanitation Department for many years and spent his last two years before retirement serving as the City Manager and Director of Highland Cemetery. Aubry’s real passion in life was cattle ranching. He loved the cattle business and was known as an expert in that field.

He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Green (Mike) of McKinney, Texas and Karen Harmon (Barry) of Sherman, Texas and one sister Marie Hammon of McKinney, Texas. Grandchildren, Mika English (Steve), Aaron Green (Sara), and Matt Green (Katie), Erica Osborne (Ian), and Jana Knight. Great Grandchildren are Ashlyn Coulter (Tyler), Victoria, Ryan, and Tara Delozier, Dylan and Landon Osborne, Connor Brooks, Cole and Max English, Katie, Ella, and Callie and McKinley Green. Great-Great Grandchildren are Marlee Jackson and Noah Feltman. Sisters in law, Arlene Epperson (Joe), Joyce Sample, Pauline Sample, Donna Sample and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding Aubry in death were his parents, his wife, a brother, J.F. Griffith, a grandson, Eric Todd Harder, and many beloved brothers and sisters in law.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Christian Church. The family of Aubry Griffith wishes to thank caregivers, Kathy Drake, Leanna Pool, Carolyn Ashby, his nurses from Victory Home Health and Hospice, Dr. Greg Clay and special friends Malcolm Krumme, Judy Trammell, Kevin Dale, and Paul Bowman. You all helped make his last days so much happier. He was blessed by all of you.

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