Elmer Griffin Jr., 78 of Connersville passed away on Friday August 5, 2022. He was born on January 10, 1945 to the late Elmer Sr and Cynthia Chrismin Griffin in Rushville, Indiana.

Elmer was a man of many talents when it came to vehicles. He found joy in the work he did including mechanical work, welding, and working long hours in the junkyard.  He also worked as a contractor for several years, until his health no longer permitted him to do this work.

Elmer loved the entertainment world. He could watch television for hours, his favorite shows included Westerns, and Game Shows. Elmer loved a good comedy movie, and the thrill of a horror film. Elmer enjoyed having a moment to relax while casting his fishing line, he never caught much but loved the sport.

He will be greatly missed by his children; Michelle (Robert) Ross, Tammy (Darin) Griffin, Elizabeth (Danny) Rossell, and Chris Griffin.  Elmer will be thought of often by his brothers; Jimmy (Ruby) Griffin, Terry (Vicki) Griffin, Billy Griffin; and a sister, Vicki Griffin.  His memory will be cherished forever by his grandchildren, Desiree, Tamara, Lonnie, Traevon, Javon, Gabriella, Olivia, and Lashawn; and life long friend, Dennis Sidell.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Donald Griffin Jr. and Shunion Lee Griffin; and sisters, Marcella Grizzell, Sandy Doulen, Sue Boughner and Carleen White.

Friends and family may gather on Friday August 12, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Urban Winkler Funeral Home located at 513 W 8th Street, Connersville, IN 47331. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Michael Horning at 7:00 pm.  Keeping with Elmer’s wishes, cremation was chosen.