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Dr. Marion Wilson Griffin

August 10, 1935 — October 19, 2023


Dr. Marion Wilson Griffin, age 88, was received into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. He was born in Greenville, S.C. to Arthur Gwynne Griffin and Christa Wilson Griffin on August 10, 1935. He grew up in Davidson, N.C. attending school there for twelve years, graduating in 1953.

He attended UNC-CH as a member of the first class of Morehead Scholars. At UNC, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was also on the track and cross country teams. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1957 and after a year of post graduate work, began medical school at UNC, graduating in 1962. After graduation from medical school, he entered the US Air Force as a flight surgeon, returning to UNC in 1964 for his residency in general surgery. After completing his residency, Marion and his wife, Beth and their three children moved to Asheboro where he practiced surgery for over 40 years. He was also the Chief Medical Examiner for Randolph County for many years. 

Dr. Griffin had given his life to Jesus Christ and was committed to bringing other to Christ. He demonstrated his faith by his words and deeds. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beth; his daughters, Elizabeth and Christa; son, Marion, Jr.; and his brothers, Art and Morris. He is survived by his brother, Henry and his wife Barbara; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to his church, Victory Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 697, Asheboro, NC 27204 or the CUOC, P.O. Box 784, Asheboro, NC 27204.

The funeral will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Victory Fellowship Church, 1087 McDowell Rd., Asheboro with Pastor Deborah Garner officiating. The family will receive friends briefly following the service at the church. Burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery. 

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Victory Fellowship Church

1087 McDowell Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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Friday, October 27, 2023

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