Harold “Dean” Griggs

Wood River | Thursday, July 5 2012

Harold “Dean” Griggs, 74, passed away at 12:13 am on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at VIP Manor in Wood River with his son by his side. 


He was born on December 20, 1937 in Tamms, IL, the son of Harry and Lola Lorene (Benton)  Griggs.   

Dean served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He worked and retired from Beall Manufacturing after 36 years.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his kids and grandkids, and spent time with them whenever he could.

He is survived by a daughter, Robin Barton of Ellington, MO; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Trisha Griggs of Cottage Hills; seven grandchildren, Garrett, Stacy, Dakota, Bobby, Cheyenne, Wyatt and Henson; four sisters, Loretta Patterson of Thayer, MO, Pat Benton of Wood River, Cheryl and James Papa of Bellflower, CA and Linda and Herman Baitazar of Pico Rivera, CA; his ex-wife and always friend, Jan of Cottage Hills; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George and his son-in-law, Bub Barton.

No services planned.

Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

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