Kenneth Joe Griffin

Date of Birth: 10/27/1969
Date of Death: 04/11/2018

Kenneth Joe Griffin, age 48, of Pineway Avenue in Irvine passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a massive heart attack.  He was born October 27, 1969 in Estill County and was the son of Judy Lynn Dozier Abney and the late Kenneth Griffin.  He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Geology and was a valued member of Abacus Engineering.  He attended the Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the Grateful Dead Club.  His great passion was hiking through the Red River Gorge with his buddy, Riley.  He is survived by:

His mother, Judy Abney and best friend and step-father, Donald R. Abney

His aunts:  Sandy (Paul) Williams

                  Libby (Harry) Sipple

Nieces:  Jessica and Hannah Abney

Special Cousins:  Mark Williams, Karen Dozier and Katie Sipple Williams.

He leaves behind his very special buddy, Riley, his dog.

He was preceded in death by his step-brother, Donald G. Abney.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, April 14, between 11 AM and 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel.

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Becky Arvin (04/17/2018 9:27 pm)

Judy, i worked with kenny joe for a while.. and he seemed so kind and so sweet.. I couldn't believe it when i saw the announcement... i am so sorry for your loss. No body should have to lose a child.. Prayers that God will help you through this and give you strength to go on. Saying i am sorry just seems so inadequate..

Connie H. Popp (04/15/2018 8:21 pm)

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't even imagine what you are going through but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Also, prayers for all of your family. Love, Connie

Terry Williams (04/15/2018 5:10 pm)

I am so sorry for your loss! I would have visited with you, but did not know it in time! Praying for God's Comfort for your family💕

Beth (04/14/2018 11:49 pm)

So sorry my prayers

Jerry Arnold (04/14/2018 11:20 pm)

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jerry Arnold (04/14/2018 11:20 pm)

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Susanne Thomas Woosley (04/14/2018 7:59 pm)

So sorry for your loss...prayers to you all. I remember him as a sweet child at church.

Vivian Thacker (04/14/2018 1:31 pm)

Judy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You Dozier girls are so special to me. You were so much a part of my childhood. Prayers are being said right now for you and all your family. Love, Vivian

Phil and Connie Noland (04/14/2018 10:14 am)

Donald and Judy so sorry for your lost, so hard to loose a child, God Bless.

Phil and Connie Noland (04/14/2018 9:49 am)

Donald and Judy so sorry for your lost, so hard to loose a child, God Bless.

Shirley and Jim Nickell (04/14/2018 12:25 am)

Dear Judy and family, We were so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He is way to young to be gone. But I guess God needed another angel. Please know you have our love and prayers.

Juanita T Hughes (04/13/2018 4:02 pm)

To all the Dozier Family, my wish for you all is that God wraps his loving arms around you and will comfort you with a peace in this time of sorry, May God Bless and Keep you All, Prayer are with each of the Familly.

Tim grant and family (04/13/2018 3:50 pm)

Kenny was one of the nicest people that I ever dealt with. He was always very polite and courteous to me and my company, we will dearly miss him being on our projects. May God be with his family as they grieve the loss of this fine man.

GLENN & RUBY ANDERSON (04/13/2018 3:12 pm)


Wendell & Diane Hardy (04/13/2018 2:37 pm)

We are so sorry for your loss. Kenny was one of our best friends and neighbor when we lived in Ravenna, Ky. He was such a happy man. Always working. Riley will truly miss him as much as us. God has called one of his Angels home. RIP Kenny.

Brandon Hull (04/13/2018 2:15 pm)

Kenny was a Great Friend, He Had Such A Passion For Life and Loved The Red River Gorge! My life is so Much better for knowing HIM!

Lonnie & Betty Muncie (04/13/2018 2:08 pm)

Sorry to here this Prayers for this fine family.