March 6, 1956 – April 8, 2016
Alain Morris Griffin, Lt. Col., USAF, retired, age 60, of O’Fallon, born March 6, 1956 in France, passed away at home Friday evening, April 8, 2016, with his family at his side.
Alain attended University of Virginia and later Webster University. As a young adult, he taught school, coached youth basketball, and worked for a short time as a police officer. In 1980, he joined the US Air Force, where he soon became a navigator on the C-130 Hercules. Much of his military career was spent in Policy and Doctrine. In 2005, he retired from Transportation Command at Scott AFB. He was currently employed at Scott AFB where he was a dedicated worker and enjoyed working with his colleagues.
Alain valued spending time with his family; he had a great sense of humor and strong work ethic. A fan of University of Virginia basketball and a history buff, he enjoyed spending time restoring old cars, especially the ’65 fastback Mustang he rebuilt with his dad.
He was preceded in death by his father Estie Morris Griffin.
Surviving are his wife Judy, nee Banks, Griffin; daughters Danielle (Gary) Schultz, Megan (Christopher) Kruse, grandbabies Gabriel Alan Kruse, twins Max Alexander and Emery Alaina Schultz, all of O’Fallon; his mother Monique, nee Pajot, Griffin, and sister Lynn (Dennie) Perkinson; nephew John Joseph Pearson and niece Ashley Ingle.
Memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice, Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab, or Siteman Cancer Center. The family is especially grateful for the compassionate care shown to their family over the past weeks by the staff at Memorial Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Cedar Ridge, and Heartland Hospice.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., O’Fallon, and after 10:00 am, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church O’Fallon, Chapel, Seven Hills Entrance, 1111 East Highway 50, O’Fallon.
Funeral: Funeral Service, with military honors, will begin at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 16, 2016, at First Baptist Church O’Fallon, Chapel, Seven Hills Entrance, 1111 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, with Pastors Doug Munton and Skip Leininger officiating.