Robert Albert Griggs

May 16, 1936 - January 4, 2024
Robert Albert Griggs

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Robert Albert Griggs, born on May 16, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2024, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was 87 years old at the time of his passing.

Robert led a fulfilling life, leaving behind a legacy of love and joy. His work experience included many years at ATC Petroleum here in Wilmington, where he eventually became Vice President before retiring. Robert’s dedication and commitment to his profession were evident throughout his career.

Outside of work, Robert had a zest for life. He found solace in the great outdoors, particularly through camping and riding motorcycles. However, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends. Their laughter and companionship brought him immeasurable happiness.

Robert was a member of The Sanctuary of Wilmington, where he found comfort and spiritual guidance. His faith played a significant role in his life, providing him with strength and support during difficult times.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edward Griggs and Pearl May Davidson Griggs, as well as his beloved wife of 47 years, Betty Griggs. He also mourned the loss of his son, Barry Brooks, his brother, William “Bill,” and two sisters, Betty and Charlotte.

Robert leaves behind a loving family and countless friends who will cherish his memory. He is survived by his children, Steven Griggs, of California,   Jeri Owens and Larry Brooks and wife Charlene, all of Wilmington, NC. He also leaves behind his sister, Dorothy, of California, and his adored grandson, Brandon Owens, who was truly the apple of his eye. Additionally, Robert is survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous family members from Virginia, California, Oregon, and Texas.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held 10:00 AM Saturday January 20, 2024 at The Sanctuary of Wilmington, located at 6687 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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Robert’s presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. May his soul find eternal peace.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Service, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-791-9099.

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  • January 29, 2024
    Jeri Larry Brandon Charlene ❤️❤️❤️ says:
    Well dad, I think you would have been very proud of us all we got everything you wanted done all your wishes were taken care of. I set a beautiful service up for you. We got the house taken care of. Larry was amazing. Larry works so hard I think he just worked so hard from set up and sundown in the garage in the sheds and you know how they were L O L everybody work together fine there was no disagreements arguments are fighting over anything like you wish there was no need for that. I met the man that bought the house very happy with the people that ended up with it only wish you were here. We miss you so much I’m gonna miss going back to that address on Stillwell. We made you proud. We meant to make you proud. Steve wasn’t forgotten. I put a picture of him on the table with everybody on his little horse, when he was small, and then a smaller one of him when he was a baby , everything’s not settled yet when it is everybody will be treated fairly as you wished I miss you so much. I wish I could just say I love you in person kiss mom for me give her a big squeeze from all of us until y’all meet again and my biggest favor and my biggest ask of you is kiss Jesus on the cheek for me and I’ll see him when I get there as well as you guys

  • January 20, 2024
    Darlene Page says:
    Just a beautiful man who radiated love. Happy to have known him and his beautiful family.

  • January 19, 2024
    Kristy Louden says:
    I know you are healed and whole in Heaven, I’m so thankful for that, but you are missed terribly. One of the best people I’ve ever met who poured into our lives, who always asked how we were doing, who supported his church and all of the families and children there. We love and miss you so very much

  • January 15, 2024
    Angela Hansley says:
    Mr. Bob was one of the sweetest souls my family and I have ever met. He was always asking how we were and praying for us all. I have come across a handful of genuine and sincere people, he was definitely one of them. May he rest with his Lord and Savior. Prayers for Jeri and the family.

  • January 15, 2024
    Angela Hansley says:
    Mr Bob was one of the kindest souls my family and I have ever met. He was always asking how we were and praying for us. I’ve come across a handful of sincere and genuine people in this world, he was definitely one of them. May he rest with his Lord and Savior. Prayers to Jeri and the family.