Mark Griffith (1958 - 2008)

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Mark Kevin Griffith (1958 - 2008) was the founder of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Homes. He graduated from Charles Mason High School in 1976. He was a licensed funeral director & embalmer who graduated from Mortuary Science at Central State University. In 1984, he passed the state board exams with a 92%. He got a start on his career during his childhood by travelling to funerals with his father, Gene Griffith, also a funeral home owner. The highlight of each trip was a steak dinner at the end. This tradition Mark joyfully carried on with his sons. Mark became the owner and founder of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Homes in 1992. He took great pride in being a three-generation, family-owned funeral home. He was the past president of Southwest Tulsans Chamber of Commerce. He was a past master of Red Fork Brookside Masonic Lodge #505, a 32nd degree Mason at Tulsa Scottish Rite Consistory, a member of York Rite. Mark was also a Shriner at Tulsa Akdar Temple where he served as Assistant Director of the Kar Buffs unit. Mark was a member of Red Fork Eastern Star Chapter #394. He was on the board of directors of the Westside YMCA & on the Board of Directors of the Model T Ford Club of Tulsa, he was also a member of the Model T Ford Club of America & the Antique Automobile Club. Mark was an active member of the Professional Car Society. Mark was a Charter Member of Townwest Sertoma, where he served as past Treasurer. Mark was a charter member of Sand Springs Optimist Club. He was a past treasurer of Cub Scout pack #19 and he also participated in Volunteer work with Boy Scout Troop #28.