Donald "Donnie" Jay Griffin, 74, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, at home surrounded by family in Copperas Cove, TX. Donnie was born September 3, 1947, at Camp Hood, TX to William and Sudie (Currie) Griffin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel in Lampasas, at 2 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Donnie grew up in Copperas Cove, TX, and graduated from Copperas Cove High School In 1967. After high school, he worked various jobs until attending the Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Trainee School and becoming a Texas State Trooper. Afterward, he transitioned and worked as a senior technician for the phone company for 38 years, until retirement. He was a member, with his wife, at Copperas Cove Church of Christ.
Donnie married Brenda (Bryant) in 1986 and they were happily married for over 35 years. He enjoyed collecting such things as coins, knives, and ball caps. Upon retiring, he and Brenda went on several cruises and bus and train tours spending time together. He and his brother Jack also spent lots of time fixing cars and flipping houses.
Donnie was preceded in death by both his parents and two brothers, Leon Griffin, and Barry Griffin.
Donnie is survived by his spouse, Brenda of Copperas Cove; sons, Gerald Griffin of Arizona, Tony (Kim) Griffin of Salado, TX, and daughter, Angela (William) McLaughlin of Copperas Cove; grandchild, Emileigh McLaughlin of Copperas Cove; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to the Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander, TX, 78641.