Emery Lee Griffith, 73, of Timberville, passed away Jan. 9, 2022, from COVID-19 at King's Daughters Community Health and Rehab. He was born May 13, 1948, and was a son of the late Emery Lee Griffith and Wilda Ruth (Whetzel) Griffith.

Emery graduated from Broadway High School before joining the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged after serving in the Vietnam War, before returning home to work at Valley Protein until his retirement. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow veterans at the Chimney Rock VFW, where he was the treasurer and BBQ chicken master, and time spent in the shop woodworking.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Shah and husband, Ali, of Thomasville, N.C.; a son, Patrick Griffith and wife, Erin Markham, of Staunton; a stepson, Crus Corral and partner, Gloria, of Timberville; brothers, Michael Griffith and partner, Miranda, of Broadway, Paul Griffith and late wife, Linda, of Linville; and eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Emery was preceded in death by his eldest son, Richard E. Griffith.

No services will be held in accordance with Emery's wishes. If you wish to honor him, wear a mask in public and get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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