Ernest Duane Griffin, 78, of Ladson, SC, widower of Joan Marie Griffin, passed away September 5, 2017.

Services will be private, but flowers for the family will be accepted.

Ernest was born February 5, 1939 in Jasper, NY to the late Martin J. Griffin and Anna Goodsell Griffin. He was a sign painter for the US Navy and had a passion for painting and art.

Ernest is survived by his sons, Greg D. Griffin of TX, and Shawn Griffin of TN; daughter, Kelley Griffin-McKee of Summerville, SC; sisters, Thelma Root and Anna Marie Zink, both of NY; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Joan Griffin, he is predeceased by two sisters, Izabel Watson and Marian daRouchie; and his brother, Wesley Earl Griffin.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.