Charles Ronald ‘Ron’ Griffin

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October 4, 1946 - March 29, 2022

Ron Griffin, 75, passed away in the early morning on Tuesday, March 29, at his Chapel Hill home after a brief and intense battle with cancer. Ron is survived by his wife, Bitsy, his sons Brandon and Joe, and grandchildren Levi and Elliot.

Ron was raised in Galveston, Texas, where he was active in scouts, was a cheerleader, and worked as a lifeguard during high school. Ron was drafted into the Marines after graduating with a degree in communications from Baylor University in 1969. He returned to Baylor for a master’s degree in interpersonal communications, and then went to Oklahoma University to work on his Ph.D. in the same field. In 1975, Ron went to work for General Portland Cement and began his lifelong career in sales. He retired from Pine Hall Brick in Winston Salem in 2012 but didn’t stop working. He went on to become an independent real estate agent associated with Coldwell Banker Advantage and taught Public Speaking at Forsyth Tech and Durham Tech until this past fall.

Ron never met a stranger! He loved to play golf, travel, and try new restaurants. His favorite vacation spots were Disney World and Myrtle Beach. Ron served as a deacon and taught Sunday School most of his adult life. When the boys were younger, he was their Cub Master. He served in many roles with the church, as well as served on various home builder and realtor associations.

Celebration of Ron’s Life: April 23 at 2 p.m., College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Amedisys Foundation who were incredibly helpful and caring during Ron’s last days www.amedisys.com/about/foundation; College Park Baptist Church https://collegepark.ws/, or Mount Carmel Baptist Church https://www.mcbc1803.org/.