Robert Dee Griffith, 83, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was born in Ashland, KS, in 1936. He lived most of his school years in Pratt, KS.
Growing up in Pratt, Bob was a high school athlete, playing football, basketball, golf and running track. Bob played two years of football at Pratt JuCo, and furthered his education at Kansas State University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. During his Pratt JuCo years, he met Lee Ellen Ayres while dragging Main Street. They dated for three years and were married in 1957.
Bob and Lee raised their children in Augusta, KS. They were members of the Augusta United Methodist Church. For over 40 years, they spent much of their free time socializing with their bridge group. Bob also enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada with his fishing buddies. Later in life Bob was an active member of the Midian Shrine Temple - Classic Car Unit.
Bob spent the majority of his pharmaceutical sales career working for FoxMeyer Drug Company. He was in the Air National Guard in the early 1960's and served many years as a city councilman in Augusta.
Bob is survived by daughters DeeAnn Bisagno (Dave) of Augusta, LeeAnn Fiser (Mike) of Tulsa, OK, and Dana Kossow (Bill) of Salina; grandchildren, Alyssa and Bobby Bisagno; Luke, Joey, Will & Sara Fiser; Kamen, Sydney & Sadie Kossow. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lee Ayres Griffith, his parents, Dee and Doris Griffith, sister Georgeanne Davault; and granddaughter, Darian Bisagno.
Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2019 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Augusta United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery (Original Addition), Augusta. Memorial donations to Augusta United Methodist Church 2420 N. Ohio Augusta, Kansas 67010 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.
Augusta United Methodist Church
2420 N. Ohio, Augusta KS 67010
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607