Thomas R. Griffith

November 16, 1962 ‒ February 27, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thomas R. “Tom” Griffith, age 56, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 16, 1962 in Mount Vernon to Glenn Griffith and Barbara (Vail) Fowler.  He was employed at G.E. for 20years.  Tom was a big NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Denny Hamlin.  He was also a big fan of The Ohio State University football team.  But most of all, Tom loved the time he spent with his family and friends.

Tom is survived by his wife Brenda (Smith) Griffith; his daughter Cassie (Andy) Cunningham; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his father Glenn Griffith; his mother Barbara Fowler; his brother Don (Bonnie) Griffith; his sister Donna (Shaun) Magers; his canine companions “The Boys” Nate and Dexter; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Friends may call on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home from 11-1PM.  A service will follow, at the funeral home, beginning at 1PM with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Morris Chapel Cemetery.

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  • My condolence to the family Tom was a co- worker and a friend for many years. Proud to have known him ,He will be greatly missed.


  • To the entire family:

    It is with heartfelt sympathy that I offer my condolences on the loss of Tom. I knew Tom through work and he was a pleasure to have on our team. He worked hard and did not complain about it and seemed to make the best of given situations. He will and already had, definitely, been missed, by those of us at GE. One thing we can say about Tom is, he was not a quitter, he fought his disease the entire way. For reasons none of us can know this side of eternity, his heavenly Father decided it was time for him to come home. I hope and pray for the family to have strength, peace and love in the coming days. God Bless You.

  • So sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed. Prayers 🙏 for you