Wesley Lawrence Griffiths, 80, entered into his eternal rest with his precious Lord Jesus on July 1, 2017.
A native of Shamokin, Pa., he lived in Andrews since 2000.
He was a 20-year employee of Weyerchaeuser Paper and retired truck driver.
Wes had a deep passion for running, physical fitness and the Lord. He was graciously brought to faith in Christ Jesus at age 35, and for the rest of his life he would exemplify the words of John Newton (author of “Amazing Grace”), “... I remember two things ... that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Saviour.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence Snyder Griffiths.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife and best friend of 42 years, Linda; a sister, Doretta Herr (Ron) of Danville, Pa.; and his children, Scott, Christopher, Lori-Ann, Neil, Brian and Sharon.
He will be sorely missed by the many who loved, prayed and cared for him.
“Mr. Wes” was a strong and vocal support of the Andrews community, and a great encourager for youth and adults to always do their best and never forget to follow Christ fully.
He was a member of Christ Community Church in Andrews.
A local memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, in the Townson-Rose Chapel, Andrews.
A second memorial service and interment will be held Saturday, July 29, at Salem Bible Church in Macungie, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Christ Community Church, P.O. Box 178, Andrews, NC 28901; the Pregnancy & Parenting Center, 154 Main St., Andrews, NC 28901; or the local Good News Club @CEF of N.C. Far Western Mountains Chapter, P.O. Box 1527, Murphy, NC 28906.
You may send tributes to the Griffiths family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.