Robert “Jim” Griffor, age 82, of Harrison, Michigan, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home. He was born the son of Robert and Freida (Zeihmer) Griffor on August 27, 1930 in Bay City, Michigan. Mr. Griffor owned and operated Pioneer Pole Buildings, alongside his son, Bob, retiring in 2005. He then went on to installing Husky metal roofs. In his spare time, he enjoyed sailing, boating, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a member of the Marathon Moose Lodge and the Clare Eagles Club.
He is survived by his five children, Sandra Griffor, Robert (JoAnn) Griffor, Mark (Rita) Griffor, Jay (Lyn) Branch, and Brian (Nicole) Branch; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Sandy Kuizenga. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael, and his daughter, Robyn.
In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. To celebrate Robert’s life, his family will be gathering with family and friends on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Stocking Funeral Home in Harrison, Michigan. To share an online condolence with the family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com