Griggs graduated from Newberry College and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Griggs; son and his wife, Christopher and Natalie Griggs; his daughter and her husband, Erin and Jeremy Libby; step-daughters and their husbands, Brooke and Brad Chambers, and Blair and Robert Edward Turner, IV; mother and step-father, Wilma and Bobby Blackwell; sister and her husband, Michelle and Beaury Gantt; brother, Mitchell Griggs; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Aug. 23 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association on-line at alz.org or by mail at Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090.