Thomas E. Griffin, 76, of Vidor died Friday, June 5, 2009 at Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m, Monday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. 

A native of Moundsville, W.V., Thomas was born Oct. 13, 1932 to John and Mary Griffin. He has lived in Vidor for eight years and was a retired iron worker with Local #477. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children Mary Jo Griffin; his second wife Ann Murrah Griffin; parents; and his sister Mary Margaret Reilly. 

He is survived by his sons Thomas Michael Griffin of Vidor, Timothy Sean Griffin of Washington D.C.; daughters, Vickie Jo Griffin of Gold River, Calif. and Catherine Ellen Griffin of Mount Vernon, Ala.; brother, Jack Griffin; sisters, Rita Guzek, and Kitty Yocum all of Glen Dale, W.V.; and four grandchildren.