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Roger McGriff

Roger McGriff completed his journey of life in this world and passed on to eternity January 28, 2023.         


He was born January 26, 1938 in Plymouth, Indiana to Mary and Lester McGriff.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Betty of 48 years.  Their blended family consisting of Brenda Wiley (deceased) , Larry Watler (Carol), Cindy Halbert (Tim), Ron McGriff (Diana), Danny Watler (DeDe), Mike McGriff and Carol Bockelman.  Additional 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchilden and one great great grandchild.


Roger was a teacher for 40 years at Shelbyville Jr. High School and an Indiana High School Athletic Association Official for 53 years working baseball, softball, basketball, football, volleyball and track. 


Two highlights of his officiating career were working with Brenda in volleyball and Ron and Mike in basketball.  Roger treasured time with his wife and family.  Roger & Betty were able to visit all 50 states and several countries.


A private funeral is planned by Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.


Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Roger’s family.


Cards may be sent to Marietta United Methodist Church, 5492 S. Marietta Rd, Shelbyville, In. 46176.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Drive, suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306.  Alzheimer’s Association, 322 Eighth Avenue 16th floor, New York, NY 1001.