Carlos L. Griffin, 86, of Alton, went to be with the Lord at 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at his residence.
He was born in Mounds City, Ill., on Dec. 16, 1929, the son of the late Oscar Lee and Elizabeth “Betty” (Slaughter) Griffin.
He married Florence A. (Miller) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton on Sept. 27, 1952. She survives.
Carlos was a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School, class of 1947. He worked at McDonnell Douglas for 30 years as a Specialist Machinist, retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Church Choir. He enjoyed music and singing, taking singing lessons as a child and was proud to have sung on two records. Carlos was a soccer and baseball coach in the Alton area and loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters and a son-in-law, Diana Webb of Alton and Monica and Robert Boyd of Alton; one son, Daniel Griffin of Cottage Hills; nine grandchildren, Randi Smith, Kaycee Webb, Mason Webb, Stephanie Copley, Benjamin Copley, Zachary Copley, Devin Griffin-Sanders, Ezra Boyd and Kevin Boyd; five great-grandchildren and one sister and two brother-in-laws, Edna and Louis Sommars of Godfrey and Melvin Thornhill of Gillespie.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pamela Jean Griffin, who passed away 48 years ago; and a sister, Betty Rose Thornhill.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and for Marquette Catholic High School.
Online condolences and a guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.