Victor “Duane” Griffith, age 79, age 79, of Grapevine, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Grapevine, Texas.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Northwest Church of Christ in Plainview. Lewis Senter officiated.
Interment followed at Lockney Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.
Visitation with the family was held from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Kornerstone.
Duane was born to Harold and Mary Harris Griffith on January 27, 1941 in Lockney, Texas.
He was raised on the family farm near the Lone Star Community where he attended grade school. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1959, where he was class president and a star football player for the Lockney Longhorns. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy.
While attending Texas Tech, Duane began dating one of his Lockney classmates, Patsy Ashton who was attending West Texas State University. They married on May 29, 1963 in Roswell, New Mexico. Afterwards, Duane and Patsy moved to Plainview where he began a 40-year career with Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed.
Duane enjoyed trips with family and friends and loved history and writing. In 2015, he published a historical novel, PLANT MY FEET, based on his family history and the settlement of the south plains area.
One of Duane’s dreams was to become a landowner. In 2000, he purchased a ranch in Crosby County. After retirement, he enjoyed running cattle and spending time working on the ranch. He was man of faith and a longtime member of the Northwest Church of Christ in Plainview.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, two children, Dane and Amy, and his brother, Harold Dean Griffith.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Griffith of Grapevine, two daughters, Lori Glenn and Danny of Plainview and Kristi Quick and Dan of Colleyville. Also, two grandsons, Travis Glenn of Houston, and Tyler Glenn and Kylie of Crestline, California, two granddaughters, Averi and Kaitlin Quick of Colleyville; and one brother, Dennis Griffith.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the Kidney Foundation.