Chad Edward Griffin

January 27, 1971 - June 28, 2023
Chad Edward Griffin

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Chad Edward Griffin, devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on June 28, 2023, at the age of 52. Born on January 27, 1971, in Washington to Alton Griffin and the late Barbara Beacham Cutler, Chad brought joy and inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Throughout his life, Chad embraced various passions and followed his heart wherever it led him. He had a flourishing career in management within the hospitality food service industry, leaving a positive impact on all those he worked with. Chad’s natural leadership qualities and dedication made him an invaluable asset in his field.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Chad had a zest for life and adventure. His love for travel took him to countless destinations across the globe, enriching his experiences and broadening his horizons. Additionally, Chad found solace and fulfillment in the world of theatre, cherishing the magic created on stage. Alongside this, he had an insatiable appetite for reading, always eager to dive into the pages of a new book and explore different realms of knowledge.

Above all else, Chad cherished his time spent with loved ones. Family, friends, and his coworkers held a special place in his heart, and he treasured every moment shared with them. His warm and welcoming nature made everyone feel at ease in his presence. Chad’s contagious laughter and genuine care for others created enduring bonds that will be cherished forever.

Chad is survived by his loving parents, Alton and Judy Griffin, as well as his siblings Melissa Griffin, Radell (Charlie) Rasmussen, and Walt Clark, all hailing from Washington. He also leaves behind a nephew, Kevin (Amber Sproul) Griffin of Albany, GA, and four nieces: Hannah Alligood, Nikki (Michael) Quidley, Ashlee Rasmussen, and Emma Rasmussen, great-nieces, Elle Quidley, Micah Quidley, Sophia Quidley, and great-nephew Tres Quidley, all of whom will forever cherish their memories of him. Additionally, Chad is survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins who were touched by his kindness and love.

Along with his mother, Chad was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Charlie and Dallas Beacham and his paternal grandparents Elmer and Emma Griffin.

Chad Edward Griffin’s departure leaves a void in the lives of all who knew him. Yet, we can take comfort in knowing that his spirit continues to inspire us. His life serves as a testament to the importance of following one’s passions, nurturing relationships, and embracing every moment with enthusiasm and love.

While we mourn our loss, let us also celebrate Chad’s vibrant life and the impact he had on each of us. May his memory remain etched in our hearts forever, and may we honor him by carrying his warmth, laughter, and love into the world.

A memorial service is pending and will be announced when arrangements are made.

Join us in supporting a cause that was near and dear to Chad’s heart. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that donations in his name be made to The Ment’or Giving Fund, a charitable organization committed to assisting struggling workers in the culinary community and may be made by visiting their website.

MENT’OR GIVING FUND

Donations may also be made to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, a charity that works tirelessly to improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones and those donations may be made to Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, a Facility of ECU Health Medical Center Cancer Care- 1209 Brown St.- Washington, NC 27889

Joseph B. Paul Jr. funeral service is honored to be assisting the Griffin family.

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  • August 13, 2023
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  • July 15, 2023
    Monica Roudabush says:
    It was such a joy coming to work at Margaritaville in Myrtle Beach and seeing Chad. I am grateful to have known him. My Mom also fights the battle with Bladder Cancer. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. He was an amazing soul. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • July 14, 2023
    Pam Brewer says:
    To the Family of Chad Griffin, You don't know me but my late husband and I had the pleasure of knowing Chad while he managed Mellow Mushroom in Greenville. He was always so pleasant and kind to us. He always found the time to come to our table and chat with us. We found him to be such a wonderful person and I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and may your memories of Chad help you during such a difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Pam (Ken) Brewer

  • July 10, 2023
    Dal and Ginger Newbold says:
    We are so very sorry to learn of Chad's passing. May our Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  • July 10, 2023
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  • July 02, 2023
    Ronald Canady says:
    Thoughts and prayers to the Griffin family

  • July 02, 2023
    Robert Pfeiffer says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of Chad fill the void in your hearts. Best regards, Robert

  • July 02, 2023
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  • July 01, 2023
    Connie Roach says:
    I worked with Chad what seemed like 100 years ago at Houlihan's in Overland Park. I will never forget his "sermons" on Sundays as we set up the buffet. His love for life was contagious. He was such a good friend to everyone! He just had that way of making you think about the good and not so much about the difficult! And he continued to be this way through his life and illness. He will be missed by all those he touched throughout his life and I truly believe we have him in all of our corners for the rest of our lives. My thoughts and prayers are sent to his family and friends during this time.

  • July 01, 2023
    Jeffrey McCaffrey says:
    What a pleasure of a human to have known.

  • June 30, 2023
    Lou Waters says:
    So sorry to hear about Chad passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • June 30, 2023
    Henry Tort says:
    He was absolutely a joyful and energetic person to work with! His laugh was contagious! And absolute benefit to learn from ! He would always call you a brother or friend I will always cherish those times. Peace to you!!

  • June 30, 2023
    Jack and Joan Campbell says:
    Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

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  • June 29, 2023
    Elaine Briley says:
    Alton and family. I'm so saddened to hear if Chad's passing. Prayers extended to all the family