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Charles Howard "Chuck" Griffith, age 66

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Charles Howard "Chuck" Griffith, age 66 of Forest City, passed away September 13, 2022.

His parents, Dr. Charles and Clara Dee Banner Griffith.

Chuck was born May 10, 1956, in Fayetteville NC. He was born with Downs Syndrome and into the home of loving parents. Chuck was the oldest of four children, Teresa Griffith Chandler, Dr. Scott Griffith, and Dr. Dee Dee Griffith Bright.

When the family moved to Forest City in 1960, Chuck was embraced by his community and his First United Methodist Church family, where he even enthusiastically volunteered to wash the dishes on Wednesday nights.

It was Chuck's love for social interaction that led his father, the late Dr. Charles Griffith to assist in founding the Rutherford Vocational Workshop, known as Rutherford Life Services. Chuck completed his elementary education at Bostic School in 1973, and graduated from his T.M.R. Program at the Workshop in 1977.

Survivors include sisters Teresa Griffith Chandler and husband, Ted of Burlington, Dr. Dee Dee Griffith Bright and husband, Matt of Forest City, brother Dr. Scott Griffith and wife, Stacey of Rutherfordton, several nieces and nephews and great-niece and nephews.

Funeral services were held September 18 at First United Methodist Church of Forest City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chuck's Place, Rutherford Life Services, 230 Fairground Rd., Spindale, NC 28160.

An online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com.

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