Michael Defrain Griffith, 73, a gentleman to the last, died the evening
of February 8, 2018 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Michael
was born January 8, 1945 in Tulsa, the only child of Archie and Lorene
Griffith. He attended the University of Kansas, receiving a B.S. in Education
in 1967 and an M.B.A. in 1971. In recent years he retired from a career
in real estate with Walter & Associates. He formerly owned Amenities,
a Tulsa-based decorative building supply business.
His varied passions included musical theater, modern design, antiques,
and his six dogs. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving
wife of 49 years Betty; his son Scott; his daughter-in-law Kristy; his
grandchildren Levi and Lily; his cousin Jan Melton and family; and many
Memorial Services will be held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church,
1442 S. Quaker Ave., at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.