Paul "Rick" Griffiths Jr age 63 of Coffeyville passed away on December 8, 2017 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.
Rick was born in Coffeyville on February 3, 1954 to Paul and Arlene (Kauffman) Griffiths. He attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1972. Rick then continued his education at Coffeyville Community Junior College earning his associates degree. After college he found employment as a machinist at Jensen's where he worked for 35 years, he also worked at Sektam and retired from Parmac. He was united in marriage on July 12, 1975 to Rebecca Rauch at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Rick loved to hunt, some of his favorite hunts were deer, turkey, dove, and even a bear hunt in Canada. He also enjoyed traveling to Mexico to go scuba diving. Rick will always be remembered as a truly happy person, he always had a smile and would be heard singing or whistling. He loved joking with family and friends, always kind and thoughtful of others, and an excellent cook. Rick was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Rick's memories will live on with his wife Rebecca, his parents, Paul and Arlene, his sisters; Joyce Griffiths Berry and Dana Braet her husband Steve, father and mother-in-law Carl and Lavona Rauch sister-in-law Karla Cambron her husband Joel, brother-in-law Ralph Rauch his wife Becky, nieces; Jill Berry Rampacek her husband Tony, Rachel Wagenknecht her husband Xavier, nephews; Anthony Jo Berry, Taylor Braet his wife Leah, Corey Braet his wife Sarah, Isaac Cambron his wife Anu, and Isaiah Cambron his wife Alyssa, 8 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great nephew.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Becky and family,
I will always remember the good times and fun we all had in high school and choir. Rick was a great friend, and he will be truly missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Charles NeviusCoffeyville, KS
I did not know Paul junior but he looks like his Dad. So very sorry for your loss. Jim Miller class of 49
James MillerLincoln, NE
Dearest Becky, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
David & Karen JenningsLorton, VA
Our sincere sympathies to the family as you are faced with the grief of losing Rick. You will be prayed for and we hope that you will forever cherish delightful memories of your life together.
Connie and Jon GrahamThe Woodlands, TX
Sincere sympathy from the Gladys Mueller family.
Peggy Mueller Goddard
Peggy GoddardWoodstock, GA
Deepest Sympathy and many prayers for the family. All in my thoughts and prayers
Janice (Buckle) VineyardBARTLESVILLE, OK
You will be in my thougbts.
Joyce JonesNowata, OK
I pray for your family and hope friends and family can pour love into you at this time. I hope soon great memories flood you and give you some comfort without all the pain you have now.
eva gordoncoffeyville, KS
Dear Becky, and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Rick's death and pray you will find the peace Our Lord has promised to you. May you feel His arms around you and give you comfort. Know that you are in our prayers.
Jim and Jo
Jim and Jo Lynn FalknerCoffeyville, KS
So very sorry, prayers for all.
Kay HyattCoffeyville, KS
Becky I’m so sorry for your loss. Rick was an awesome person. Sending prayers for you and your family.
Tracy and Mark Sandon
Tracy and Mark SandonDavenport, IA
Becky, I am so sorry to hear about Rick. As you probably know, I've grown up with him, Joyce and Dana as our parents were very good friends. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Many Blessings, Mary
Mary Critchfield-FogelTerrell, TX
My heart goes to you. I know you love your family. Prayers.
Cathy CainCoffeyville, KS
My heart breaks for you Becky. Pete and I are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. We always enjoyed Rick's sense of humor. Can't believe that smiling face won't be at the concerts this summer. God bless.
Nancy WalterscheidCoffeyville, KS
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Diana and Glenn FlanderzDearing, KS
My sympathies to the entire family. I recall happy times with Rick when we were in Boy Scouts together. I can hear his laugh now and see his smile. I hope your memories bring you comfort.
Len LybergerPalos Verdes Estates, CA
So sorry Becky to hear of Rick's passing. My prayers are with you and the family.
Janet MorganCoffeyville, KS
So very sorry for your loss will be keeping you and your family in my prayers
Mary Beth EnglandCoffeyville, KS
Becky I’m so so sorry for your loss! Rick was a special guy love ya
Cynthia MangelsLenapah, OK
Becky I am so sorry for your loss, When I looked at Ricks picture I’m reminded of what a friendly, fun guy he was. He always had that smile and that look on his face like he was about to tell a joke. He was such a great guy and will be missed by so many including us. Many hugs and much love to you as you go through this tough time.
Valerie and Monty LawsonTulsa, OK
To my dear friend, Becky and your family, we are so sad to hear of Rick's passing! May God bless you all. I wish I could be there with you. You are always in my heart! I am praying for you and I love you so much. May he rest with the angels now.
John and Kay KennedyALBUQUERQUE, NM
Becky, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart truly goes out to you and the family. Love you.
Lavetta SmithTulsa, OK,
I am so very sorry for your loss! I pray for God to comfort you during this difficult time.
B (Gladys Miller). Mann
B MannStillwater, OK
My prayers are with you.
Chris CodaCoffeyville, KS
So very sorry for your loss please accept my condolences during this sad time. Praying for comfort and peace for his wife and the many family members and friends. He will live on in your hearts and memories.
Debbie Haviland CollinsAlma, AR
Becky I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you.
Jackie AdamskiCoffeyville, KS
Saw the obituary on Facebook. I'm so sorry to hear about Rick and will relay the message to mother and daddy. Yiu're in our thoughts and prayers!
Russ Ann ShannonMtn View, AR
Becky and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Comfort and strength.
Brenda Boswell BurroughsDearing, KS
Becky, we are so sorry. This is truly a shock. We send our love and prayers to you and all your family.
Kathy and Larry SeigelCoffeyville, KS
Becky and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have together. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Debra and Mike baldwinCoffeyville, KS
Paul, Arlene, and family, Sympathies to all in the loss of Rick. May you find comfort
And peace at this time! In Christ Delene Scott and Rose Scott
Delene ScottCherryvale, KS
Dear Family, I am sorry and shocked to read about Rick. He was one of my students many years ago at Lowell School. I remember him as a sweet and bright little boy. Prayers for all of you.
Jo Ann CarneyEdna, KS
Becky my heart and prayers go out to you. He was truly a good friend to me and Banjo. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Kathy KelleyIndependence, KS