Glenn Franklin "Turk" Griffin, Sr.

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 1939
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

WOOSTER – Glenn Franklin “Turk” Griffin Sr. 80, of Wooster and formerly of Smithville passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Allay Senior Care Nursing Home in Canton.

He was born May 17, 1939 in Wayne Co., West Virginia, the son of Frank Monroe and Artie Spence Griffin.  He married Mary Ellen Louk on August 8, 1959.  She survives.

Glenn had worked for PCA of Rittman for over 30 years retiring in 1999.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, traveling, spending time with his family and attending all of their activities.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary Ellen, are his children Michelle (Frank) Lucci of Wooster, Glenn (Sherry) Griffin, Jr. of Orrville and Tami (Andy) Scruggs of Massillon; grandchildren Sara (Joe) Beichler of Massillon, Heather (Joel) Miller of Holmesville, Scott (Amber) Lucci of Gahanna, Andrew (Alex) Scruggs of New Jersey and Ashley Hyatt of Wooster; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother Jim (Malinda) Griffin of Florida and a sister Linda (Brian) Wise of Norton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Chuck and Bill Griffin, Emogene Osborn, an infant brother and an infant sister.

Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Ste. E, Green, OH 44685.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Ste. E, Green, OH 44685


No calling hours


Private family services will be held


We didn't get over to see Uncle Glenn as we would have liked but sure thought of him and Aunt MaryEllen some how life gets in the way of visiting but he will be missed. I remember when all of kids were about 10 or so he took us all to the drive in movie in the station wagon(before seatbelts were a must). I also remember how he always called me catrina when I was small. Yeah I'll miss him for sure but he is suffering now and is with his brothers probably picking on his sister.

We are sorry and saddened to learn of Glenn’s passing. He was a wonderful man. He always had a story to share. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our sympathy to the family.

Our sympathy to the family.

Wes says I will miss you buddy. So sorry to hear about Turk. Give Mary Ellen and family our love. We have many fond memories of earlier times.

I always enjoyed going to visit family, growing up, with my siblings and parents. My mom (his sister) taught us that family was everything. Always enjoyed seeing the family. As I grew up, joined the military, traveled all over the world, and eventually got married and had my own kids, I lost touch with the family I knew growing aunt's uncle's, and cousins. Doesn't mean that I love them any less, or even that I do not miss them all. Having said that, I am going to miss you Uncle Glenn. I love you, and will see you one day again.

So sorry Mary Ellen for the loss of Glenn , and all you children’s Dad. Your neighbor

Please accept my deepest sympathies for everyone. I was very saddened to read this. I always enjoyed conversations with Glenn and Mary Ellen when they came into the credit union. I was just thinking of them the other day wondering where they have been because I hadn’t seen them for awhile. Please keep all your good, happy memories alive and know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of each one of you and extending our heartfelt sympathy. We need to cherish the good times and keep Glenn close to our hearts. Will keep you in our prayers. Sending much love.

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