Bennie Dizor Griffith

April 29, 1924 - July 23, 2012
Bennie Dizor Griffith

Bennie “Buddy” Dizor Griffith, 88, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully July 23, 2012 with his wife by his side.

Buddy was born in Wilmington on April 29, 1924, the son of the late Bennie and Nora Dizor Griffith. He served in the Navy during WWII and retired from Progress Energy after 40 dedicated years as an electrical engineer.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sylvia Wallace and his sister, Lossie Gardell. Buddy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Leatha; his sister, Jane Huggins and husband, Harry; three grand-daughters, Cassi Whitney and husband Rob, Denise Kinney, Deven Boyles and husband Ray, his children Jacob and Kyla; and one great grand-daughter Allyson Kinney.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • July 25, 2012
    Carolyn Dunwell says:
    So sorry for your loss. As much as you will miss him, he will be in heaven with his Father and his loved ones who passed before him. May your knowledge of that and your faith get you through the times ahead. Your memories of him and with him are priceless. My sincerest sympathy to all of the family, Carolyn