ARIZONA CITY — James A. Griffith, 79, died at home in Arizona City on July 7, 2021.

Mr. Griffith was born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Decatur, Illinois, to Edward and Almeda Griffith. He graduated from high school in Rock Island, Illinois, and went on to community college. He married Elizabeth Longmore in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, on March 5, 1977. He lived most of his life in Illinois before moving to Arizona in 2004. He worked in Bagdad as an electrician for Freeport-McMoRan.

He enjoyed hiking, motorcycles and dirt bikes and was an active member of Freedom Family Church in Arizona City.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Tiffany of Georgia; a brother, Mike of Iowa; a sister, Shirley of Illinois; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dan.

Memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Freedom Family Church.

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