Funeral services for Warren Ross Griffith, 86, of Willis will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 12.30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor George Clark officiating. Entombment will follow in Praying Hands Mausoleum in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Mr. Griffith was born on March 19, 1919 in Braddyville, Missouri and passed away on September 15, 2005 in Conroe, Texas. He attended school in Omaha, Nebraska and worked on his family farm throughout those years.
Warren joined the U.S. Navy upon his graduation from high school. He proudly served his country in WWII as Chief Quartermaster on a PT boat in the South Pacific. He served as Captain on various ships until his retirement in 1981.
Warren remained active in numerous organizations. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite, Sharon Temple Shriners of Tyler, Eastern Star, Past Master of the Henry Marsh Bell Masonic Lodge in Whitehouse, Texas of which he helped to build. He was also an active member of the San Jacinto Masonic Lodge of Willis in which he was recently awarded a 50 year service award. Warren attended many churches throughout his lifetime, but he was currently a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Willis, Texas.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Coleman and husband William of Willis; granddaughters, Pam Berss of Deer Park and Donna Billeaud and husband Chad of Baytown; great grandsons, Justin and Brandon Berss of Deer Park; great granddaughter, Rylee Billeaud of Baytown; sisters, Pearl Donaldson of Carrolton and Millie Frasier of Aurora, Colorado; brother, Frank Griffith and wife Mary of Kennewick, Washington. Numerous nephews, nieces, and friends also survive.