of Little Rock, AR
February 16, 1932 - September 8, 2023
Bobby (Bob) Griffith, 91, of Little Rock, Arkansas left this world peacefully to be with the love of his life and his heavenly Father on Friday, September 8, 2023. He was born in Houston, Arkansas on February 16, 1932.Bobby grew up in Perry County and attended Perryville High School where he was a gifted athlete in football, basketball and track. During high school, he even drove the school bus making sure that all of the football players made it to the games.Following high school, Bobby was drafted into the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class, where he fought in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and where he earned the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.In 1955, he began working at JA Riggs Caterpillar Tractor Company in the parts department. Over his 41-year career at Riggs, he worked his way up to be one of their top salesmen even earning Salesman of the Year in 1989. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling around to visit his customers, considering many of them to be his friends. On May 7, 1955, Bobby was married to Barbara Fallen in Greenville, Mississippi by the Justice of the Peace. They were happily married for 42 years and had two daughters, Connie and Kathy. Family was one of the most important things in his life. His pride and joy came from his grandchildren, Ben and Bailey. He never missed an opportunity to brag on all of their accomplishments and supported them in everything they did, whether it was Ben playing soccer or Bailey singing. They shared an extraordinary bond. He was blessed to have three great granddaughters who he loved dearly and enjoyed all of the time he spent with them.He enjoyed summers at the lake, fishing, camping and driving the boat for anyone who wanted to water ski. He enjoyed playing golf and was a dedicated fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was known to always keep everyone laughing and always had a good story to tell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Fallen) Griffith; mother, Elsa Griffith; brothers, Jim, OJ, Grant, Pete and Doc and sisters, Melisa (Red), Gwen, Hattie and Margie.Bobby is survived by his daughters, Connie May (Scott) of Conway, Arkansas and Kathy Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren, Ben May (Taylor) of Vilonia, Arkansas and Bailey Smith of Nashville, Tennessee and great-grandchildren Lucy, Stella and Scottie May of Vilonia, Arkansas.The family would like to thank Stonebridge Assisted Living and Conway Regional Medical Center for the care and compassion they provided to him in his final days. The family would also like to thank the neighbors for their care and support.Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 1:00pm at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Arkansas. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 12:00pm. The burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Perryville, Arkansas following the service.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on his behalf to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or mail a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway
God bless you Kathy and your sister and family! What an awesome gift you were to your dad! Much love!
What a privilege to work with Bobby at Riggs. He was a jewel. He loved his wife and family dearly. Loved to brag on his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He called me recently and I will cherish our last conversation. He will be missed.
Connie, Scott and Ben(family), Your father/grandfather was a very special man. I remember him coming to the soccer games and how proud he was of Ben. He thought the world of his girls. You all have great memories of him. Sending love and prayers for you all. ðŸ™â¤ï¸ðŸ™
Connie.. Kathy, we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a special person. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and your family, giving you Comfort and Peace.
Bailey, Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your grandfather/father was very loved and will be greatly missed. Cherish all of those wonderful memories you have and know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Condolences,The Blumenberg Family
Many memories ðŸŒ¹ðŸ™
Connie & KathyMy thoughts are with you. I know this is a sad time for you. I pray you find comfort knowing your parents are together again. Both of you are fine ladies, strong because of your parents guidance.Love you bothSue