He was born June 5, 1956 in Sturgis, son of the late Dale and Phyllis (Large) Griffith.
Jimmy was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1975. Following graduation he attended the Denver Automotive and Diesel School.
He had been employed as a supervisor by Morgan Olson in Sturgis for 29 years.
Jimmy was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1314. He enjoyed bowling, playing golf and corn hole.
He is survived by his significant other: Cheryl Connelly; his children: Sarah Griffith of Chicago, Tyler Griffith of Anchorage, Alaska and Austin Griffith of Coldwater; step-daughter: Crystal (Brad) Fehrmann of Wisconsin; grandchildren: Mateo, Chloe and Jamie; step-grandchild: Brooklyn; one sister: Susan (Richard) Persing of Sturgis; three brothers: Danny (Denise) Griffith of Monroe, Randy (Gina) Griffith of Dallas, Texas and Terry Griffith of Chicago, Illinois; stepmother: Carol Griffith of Sturgis; step-sister: Patricia (James) Langanis of Oakwood Hills, Illinois and nieces and nephews: Eva, Ellie, Scott, Jeremy, Rich, Nicole, Cooper and Kobi.
In accordance with his wishes, Jimmy’s body was gifted to Michigan State University.
A gathering of family and friends to share a meal and celebrate and honor the life of Jimmy Max “Kid” Griffith will begin at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, May 29th at Eagles Lodge #1314.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
We encourage relatives and friends to share memories and condolences at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.