Robert Eugene Griffith “Bob”, of Ely, NV, peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 29th 2014 in Reno, NV due to illness. He was born October 22, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to Harold and Edna Griffith.
Bob was the 3rd of 10 children. He grew up in Ely with his sisters Nancy, Barbara, and Annette, his brothers; Richard, Charlie, Ray, Danny, Alan, Carlyle, and was a graduate of White Pine High School. Those who knew him would agree that he had an adventurous spirit and was no stranger to hard work. Throughout the years his work with various mining companies led him to live in towns all over Nevada, such as Wells, Tonapah, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Fallon, and Reno NV. He joined the Army in May of 1968 and honorably served his country in Vietnam where he was awarded the National Defense and Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Bronze Star. He was Honorably Discharged after his tour.
He was a beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend. He met his wife Nellie in Ely, together they had three Children. Bob’s life was his family. He would work tirelessly to provide for them and ensured they were happy and healthy.
Bob is survived by his Wife Nellie, His daughter Kathryn Griffith and his sons, Richard and Eric Griffith, grandchildren; Bonnie, Trent, Londan.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers Charlie, Richard, Danny, and his sister Nancy.
He will be truly missed as he was a pillar of strength and humility within the Griffith Family.
Funeral services will be held in Ely, Thursday, December 11th at 11:00 AM at Mountain Vista Chapel, 450 Mill St. Interment will be at Ely City Cemetery and a reception held at the VFW at 1:00 PM.