Joseph Charles Griffing

Published 7:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2019

Joseph Charles Griffing, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He was born January 23, 1931 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Ward and Ethel.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife Zoe McGovern Griffing, and four brothers.

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In 1955, Griffing completed his medical education at Tulane University in New Orleans and began his internship at Charity and Southern Baptist Hospitals. From 1957-1959 he did an internship to become a radiologist and also completed his fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. In 1959, Griffing began his military service as the deputy chief of radiology at the U.S Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph taught at Charity Hospital Bogalusa for LSU, training family doctors. In 1961, Joseph and his wife Zoe moved to Picayune, where he resided until his death.

Joseph is survived by his two sons, Craig Griffing and Dr Ward Glenn Griffing DDS, (Beverley); granddaughters, Cadence Tara Griffing and Makenzie Cheyenne Griffing; and great-grandson Cooper.

Visitation will be held at Picayune Funeral Home, 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019. Service will proceed at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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