Services for Dorothy Eunice Griffing, 73, of Brownfield will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Bob Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfieldfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Brownfield Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born on July 14, 1942 to Ray and Inis (Letterman) Phillips in Bruner, MO. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and was working with her family in a potato factory in Greely, CO when she met the love of her life, Eugene Griffing. They married on November 24, 1959 in Clovis, NM and settled in Lubbock. In 1969, they moved to Brownfield and Dorothy began her professional career as an antiquities dealer and owner of Dottie’s Antiques. She was also an avid real-estate investor and bought and sold many homes in Brownfield over the years.
Her family lovingly refers to her as “the boss,” and remembers that she never met a stranger. She was a familiar face at the Senior Center and never missed an occasion to send a greeting card. She proved her strength by surviving both lung and colon cancer.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers. She is survived by her husband, Franklin Eugene Griffing of Brownfield; 2 sons, Don Griffing of San Angelo and Jimmy Griffing and his wife Kendra of Lubbock; a brother, Paul Phillips of Yuma, Colorado; and 5 grandchildren.