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Jane Handscomb

Deepest Sympathy to Pam and the family.

Paul Sidney Griffin


Paul Sidney Griffin of Fernandina Beach passed away peacefully on April 30th, 2024 at the Warner Community Hospice Center.
Born in Columbia, SC Paul was raised by his father George Paul Griffin and his mother, Ralphine Irwin.
After attending high school in Mableton, GA he studied and graduated from North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, GA with a degree in engineering. He later completed his Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering.
Following college, he was commissioned in the Marine Corps and served three tours in Vietnam as a Naval Aviator flying off carriers. Upon leaving active duty he flew with the Naval reserve unit out of Dobbins Air Force Base outside of Atlanta, Ga.
In 1979, he was hired by the aeronautics division of Lockheed Martin Corporation in Marietta, GA. Paul worked at Lockheed for 29 years and directed the development of the C-5 and C-130 air cargo transports and F-22 stealth fighter aircraft, among other military aircraft. In 2008, he retired from Lockheed Martin and moved from his home in Chastain Park to Fernandina Beach, FL.
Paul was active in ALTA – Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association and continued his love of tennis at the Kraft Tennis Center in Fernandina Beach. He volunteered for many years with the Kraft Tennis Children’s Summer Camp, The Friends of Fernandina Aviation, Inc. and the Humane Society Dog Park.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, George Griffin.
Paul leaves behind his wife, Pamela Rea; a son, Jarrett Griffin; sisters Mary Attaway and Jane Lovel, and sister-in-law Jane Griffin.
He and his wife are members of the church family at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Rather than flowers the family requests donations in his memory to:
● Trinity United Methodist Church
● Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring
● Adopt A Boxer Rescue
● Wounded Warrior Project
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 715 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 on May 30th, 2024 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Granardo Felix officiating. He will be laid to rest at a later date.


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