Joseph “Joe” Lewis Griggs Jr., 90, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, following a period of declining health.

Joe was born on December 1, 1931, in Eden, N.C., to the late Rev. Joseph Louis Griggs Sr. and Norva Howard Griggs. He enjoyed exercise and lifting weights. Joe loved to travel and had been on many trips outside the country.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Ruth Marie Griggs of the home; and children, Joseph “Jay” Lewis Griggs III and Dawn Marie Tuggle and husband Joey. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Ashleigh Tuggle and Nicole Tuggle.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Angela Marlowe officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cornelius.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory is proudly serving the Griggs family. An online guestbook and obituary is available at

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