Dr. R.H. Griffin, II

Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OBIT RH Griffin

Dr. R.H. Griffin II, Crowley, TX, loving, generous and witty husband, father and grandfather, joined his Savior Sat. Dec. 12th at the age of 80.  Services will be at First Baptist Church, Crowley, TX, Friday Dec. 18th at 10:00 a.m., 400 S. Eagle Dr.  Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 17th at Mountain Valley Funeral Home 3407 Southwest Wilshire Blvd., Joshua, TX from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Burial is at Laurel Land, 7100 Crowley Rd., in Fort Worth, TX. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church and/or its building fund.
He is survived by his wife, June of 55 years.  A sister and her husband, Judy and Gene McKown, Norman, OK, brother and wife, Dr. Dee
Griffin and Joan, Hastings, NE.  Children, Sheryl and husband Dr. Murray Greenwood, Marshall, TX, Daryl Griffin and wife Melissa of Fort Worth, Kent Griffin, Norman, OK, Lana and husband, LTC Kendall A. Bergmann, Huntsville, AL and Dana and husband Paul Quintero of Midland, TX.  Grandchildren are Tabitha, Elizabeth and John Michael Greenwood, Rebekah and Drew Griffin, Brandi, Kyle and Renee Bergmann, and Griffin and Sydney Quintero and numerous other loving extended family and friends.
Dr. Griffin, better known as R.H., retired after 41 plus years of federal service in 2009.  He grew up in Seminole Co. Oklahoma and received a Bachelors degree in Soils and Masters in Soil Chemistry.  After graduation, he worked with Agriculture Research Services, Stillwater, OK.  The next 2 1/2 years he conducted soil fertility research and taught at Panhandle A&M Univ. in Goodwell, Ok. R.H. continued his education at Texas A&M, College Station, where in 1971, he received a PhD in Soil Physics. Upon graduation, R.H. began working for NASA as a research scientist at the Mississippi Test facility.  The family resided in Picayune, MS.  It was during this time NASA launched ERTS 1.
In 1983, R.H. began his career with Soil Conservation Service at the South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, as a computer supervisor, and then transferred to the National Cartographic Department, as lead remote sensing specialist. With his leadership, Remote Sensing and GIS has led to collaborative developments among government agencies and industry.  He always enjoyed his work.

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