Arrangements for John Kinzie Griffin, 72, Mabank, were made through Quinlan
Funeral Home in Quinlan.
Griffin was born Aug. 18, 1938, in Cherokee, Okla., to Leota Mable Sanders
and William Kinzie Griffin and died Feb. 23, 2011, in Athens.
He was a machinist for Otis Engineering before he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Samantha Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Griffin; children Jana Kay Saxton,
Dallas; Lisa Monique Davidson and husband Bobby; The Colony; Jeffery Robert
Griffin and wife Suzanne, Carrollton; and Scott Kinzie Griffin and wife
Heather, The Colony; 12 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and
Services for William Wayne Neubauer “Grasshopper,” 78, Kemp, were held at
the Rope, Catch, Ride for Christ Cowboy Church in Van Zandt County near
Mabank with the Rev. Ernest Hodge officiating. Interment followed in the
Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral
Home in Mabank.
Neubauer was born April 16, 1932, in Alden, Iowa, to Hazel McHam and Carl
Neubauer and died Feb. 20, 2011, in Athens.
He was fondly nicknamed “Grasshopper.”
“Grasshopper” enjoyed riding the tractor, guns, John Wayne and family
history. He also liked watching old military movies and the History Channel
He was employed as a service technician at White Westinghouse and was
Baptist by faith.
Neubauer proudly served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Pearl Neubauer; two brothers;
and grandsons Shawn and William Neubauer.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Neubauer, Kemp; children Wayne William
Neubauer Jr. and wife Janice, Fort White, Fla.; Christopher Douglas Neubauer
and wife Karen, Lakewood, Colo.; Debbie Neubauer Leslie and husband Mike,
Fort Wayne, Ind.; Shelly Neubauer Timms and husband Robert, Plano;
step-children Brad Bryant, Gun Barrel City; Scott Bryant, Tool; Blake Bryant
and wife Daphne, Tool; Lori Blankenship, Tool; 20 grandchildren; 13
Services for Betty Harris Griffin, 90, Gun Barrel City, are scheduled for
noon Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point, under the
direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Griffin was born March 21, 1920, in Wills Point to Corrine Meredith and
James H. Harris and died Feb. 19, 2011.
She grew up in Wills Point where she attended school.
Griffin reared her family in Richardson, but lived the majority of her life
in Gun Barrel City at Cedar Creek Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Wayne M. Harris, Jane
Randolph and James Harris Jr.; children Christine Russell and Lucia
Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Griffin Delafield; granddaughters
Fraun Delafield, Beth Bryant, Mary York and Brigitte Russell;
great-grandchildren Brittany and Brianna Bryant, Madison and Ryan York; and
son-in-law Charlie Henderson and wife Mary.