Carroll W. “Griff” Griffith, 67 of Alvarado, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2007, in a Ft. Worth hospital. He was born to the late Harold and Gertie Garner Griffith on Sept. 15, 1939, in White Settlement.

Griff was employed with Safeway Grocery as a food clerk where he worked for 30 years.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Griff was a loving and compassionate person and he loved animals, especially cats. His family jokingly referred to him as the “Cat Herder.”

He loved to grocery shop for the family and, having worked in the grocery industry for so long,, was quite good at it.

Griff was a very thoughtful and considerate person. If he over heard someone say that they liked a particular item in passing, it was not long before Griff was offering it as a gift. He paid close attention to details and had a remarkable memory. Griff was pure at heart, always putting someone else’s needs before his own and was a terrific man. He leaves a great example for us all to follow and he will be missed by so many who loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Gay Griffith of Alvarado; sons, Billy D. Griffith of Dallas, Bobby J. Griffith of Alvarado, Barry T. Griffith of Dallas and Charlie P. Griffith and his wife, Renee of Cleburne; one granddaughter, Lilly P. Griffith of Cleburne.

Memorial services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado with Rev. Gene Gurley officiating. Services were conducted under the direction of Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado.