Paul Richard "Rick" Griffiths
February 3, 1954  -  December 8, 2017

Paul Richard "Rick" Griffiths

Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Friday, December 15, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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First United Methodist Church
304 W 10th
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00am
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Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
2000 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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American Diabetes Association
P O Box 15829
Arliington, VA  22215

First United Methodist Church
304 W 10th
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Paul "Rick" Griffiths Jr age 63 of Coffeyville passed away on December 8, 2017 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

Rick was born in Coffeyville on February 3, 1954 to Paul and Arlene (Kauffman) Griffiths. He attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1972. Rick then continued his education at Coffeyville Community Junior College earning his associates degree. After college he found employment as a machinist at Jensen's where he worked for 35 years, he also worked at Sektam and retired from Parmac. He was united in marriage on July 12, 1975 to Rebecca Rauch at Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Rick loved to hunt, some of his favorite hunts were deer, turkey, dove, and even a bear hunt in Canada. He also enjoyed traveling to Mexico to go scuba diving. Rick will always be remembered as a truly happy person, he always had a smile and would be heard singing or whistling. He loved joking with family and friends, always kind and thoughtful of others, and an excellent cook. Rick was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Rick's memories will live on with his wife Rebecca, his parents, Paul and Arlene, his sisters; Joyce Griffiths Berry and Dana Braet her husband Steve, father and mother-in-law Carl and Lavona Rauch sister-in-law Karla Cambron her husband Joel, brother-in-law Ralph Rauch his wife Becky, nieces; Jill Berry Rampacek her husband Tony, Rachel Wagenknecht her husband Xavier, nephews; Anthony Jo Berry, Taylor Braet his wife Leah, Corey Braet his wife Sarah, Isaac Cambron his wife Anu, and Isaiah Cambron his wife Alyssa, 8 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great nephew.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the First United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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  1. Charles Nevius
    Coffeyville, KS

    Becky and family,

    I will always remember the good times and fun we all had in high school and choir. Rick was a great friend, and he will be truly missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  2. James Miller
    Lincoln, NE

    I did not know Paul junior but he looks like his Dad. So very sorry for your loss. Jim Miller class of 49

  3. David & Karen Jennings
    Lorton, VA

    Dearest Becky, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  4. Connie and Jon Graham
    The Woodlands, TX

    Our sincere sympathies to the family as you are faced with the grief of losing Rick. You will be prayed for and we hope that you will forever cherish delightful memories of your life together.

  5. Peggy Goddard
    Woodstock, GA

    Sincere sympathy from the Gladys Mueller family.
    Peggy Mueller Goddard

  6. Janice (Buckle) Vineyard
    BARTLESVILLE, OK

    Deepest Sympathy and many prayers for the family. All in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Joyce Jones
    Nowata, OK

    You will be in my thougbts.

  8. eva gordon
    coffeyville, KS

    I pray for your family and hope friends and family can pour love into you at this time. I hope soon great memories flood you and give you some comfort without all the pain you have now.
    Eva

  9. Jim and Jo Lynn Falkner
    Coffeyville, KS

    Dear Becky, and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Rick's death and pray you will find the peace Our Lord has promised to you. May you feel His arms around you and give you comfort. Know that you are in our prayers.

    Jim and Jo

  10. Kay Hyatt
    Coffeyville, KS

    So very sorry, prayers for all.

  11. Tracy and Mark Sandon
    Davenport, IA

    Becky I’m so sorry for your loss. Rick was an awesome person. Sending prayers for you and your family.
    Love,
    Tracy and Mark Sandon

  12. Mary Critchfield-Fogel
    Terrell, TX

    Becky, I am so sorry to hear about Rick. As you probably know, I've grown up with him, Joyce and Dana as our parents were very good friends. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Many Blessings, Mary

  13. Cathy Cain
    Coffeyville, KS

    My heart goes to you. I know you love your family. Prayers.

  14. Nancy Walterscheid
    Coffeyville, KS

    My heart breaks for you Becky. Pete and I are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. We always enjoyed Rick's sense of humor. Can't believe that smiling face won't be at the concerts this summer. God bless.

  15. Diana and Glenn Flanderz
    Dearing, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Len Lyberger
    Palos Verdes Estates, CA

    My sympathies to the entire family. I recall happy times with Rick when we were in Boy Scouts together. I can hear his laugh now and see his smile. I hope your memories bring you comfort.

  17. Janet Morgan
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry Becky to hear of Rick's passing. My prayers are with you and the family.

  18. Mary Beth England
    Coffeyville, KS

    So very sorry for your loss will be keeping you and your family in my prayers

  19. Cynthia Mangels
    Lenapah, OK

    Becky I’m so so sorry for your loss! Rick was a special guy love ya

  20. Valerie and Monty Lawson
    Tulsa, OK

    Becky I am so sorry for your loss, When I looked at Ricks picture I’m reminded of what a friendly, fun guy he was. He always had that smile and that look on his face like he was about to tell a joke. He was such a great guy and will be missed by so many including us. Many hugs and much love to you as you go through this tough time.

  21. John and Kay Kennedy
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    To my dear friend, Becky and your family, we are so sad to hear of Rick's passing! May God bless you all. I wish I could be there with you. You are always in my heart! I am praying for you and I love you so much. May he rest with the angels now.

  22. Lavetta Smith
    Tulsa, OK,

    Becky, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart truly goes out to you and the family. Love you.

  23. B Mann
    Stillwater, OK

    I am so very sorry for your loss! I pray for God to comfort you during this difficult time.
    B (Gladys Miller). Mann

  24. Chris Coda
    Coffeyville, KS

    My prayers are with you.

  25. Debbie Haviland Collins
    Alma, AR

    So very sorry for your loss please accept my condolences during this sad time. Praying for comfort and peace for his wife and the many family members and friends. He will live on in your hearts and memories.

  26. Jackie Adamski
    Coffeyville, KS

    Becky I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you.

  27. Russ Ann Shannon
    Mtn View, AR

    Saw the obituary on Facebook. I'm so sorry to hear about Rick and will relay the message to mother and daddy. Yiu're in our thoughts and prayers!

  28. Brenda Boswell Burroughs
    Dearing, KS

    Becky and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Comfort and strength.

  29. Kathy and Larry Seigel
    Coffeyville, KS

    Becky, we are so sorry. This is truly a shock. We send our love and prayers to you and all your family.

  30. Debra and Mike baldwin
    Coffeyville, KS

    Becky and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have together. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  31. Delene Scott
    Cherryvale, KS

    Paul, Arlene, and family, Sympathies to all in the loss of Rick. May you find comfort
    And peace at this time! In Christ Delene Scott and Rose Scott

  32. Jo Ann Carney
    Edna, KS

    Dear Family, I am sorry and shocked to read about Rick. He was one of my students many years ago at Lowell School. I remember him as a sweet and bright little boy. Prayers for all of you.

  33. Kathy Kelley
    Independence, KS

    Becky my heart and prayers go out to you. He was truly a good friend to me and Banjo. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

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