Kenneth Lynn Griffeth
Kenneth Lynn Griffeth
Wasilla resident Kenneth (Kenny G) Lynn Griffeth, 52, died April 29th, 2021, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 am at the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Menard Sports & Events Center, 1001 S Clapp St., in Wasilla at 1:00 pm for family and friends.
Kenny was born September 18th, 1968, in San Angelo, Texas, and moved to Alaska in 1969. He grew up in Rabbit Creek and moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 1981, where he had five children.
He had a passion for truck driving for the past 17 years, working for Midnight Sun Distributors, Carlile Transportation, and most recently Crowley Maritime. He spent many hours traveling to Alaskan communities where he made lasting friendships and touched others with his contagious smile. Kenny enjoyed Alaska’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets on long trips delivering fuel.
Kenny’s entrepreneurial spirit and creativity led him to vending his colorful tie-dye at the Alaska State Fair, the Girdwood Forest Fair, and many other Alaskan music festivals for over 20 years.
His craze for all things Hot Wheels started at a young age. He was an administrator of the Hot Wheels Addicts of America and developed many wonderful friendships throughout the United States. Most recently, he spent weekends sharing his excitement for Hot Wheels with his fiancées grandchildren.
He was an accomplished Alaskan outdoorsman. His children and grandchildren enjoyed hours of four-wheeling, camping, and dipnetting. Kenny loved to cook and carried on his Mom’s tradition of making and delivering pumpkin rolls and reindeer chow. Pumpkin carving parties were one of his favorite times of the year.
His Good Samaritan attitude found him assisting many and creating lasting friendships in countless Alaskan communities. His positive silver lining attitude always uplifted others. He overcame many hardships in his life and was always smiling, kind, respectful, and funny, either telling a joke or pulling a joke. He always said “Right On!” He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Kenny was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Griffeth; uncle, Floyd Griffeth; and nephew, Jonah Griffeth.
Survivors include his father, Colby Griffeth; his two sons, Daniel Beers and Hayden Griffeth; three daughters, Jessica Beers, Kellsy Bond, and Elowyn Griffeth; brother, Clint Griffeth; sister, Tanya Hobbs; fiancée, Connie DeRossett; aunt, Susan Brown; uncle, Ron Crowder; seven grandchildren Elaina, Krystalyn, Layla, Gabriellah, Paisleigh, Bristohl, and Kayl; and other extended family members, Alexia, Noah, Hope, Aleia, Rose-Aadisen, Joshua, Sydney, Izzy, Brentley, Bladen, Dave, Brianna, Gage, Paige, and Dakota. Kenny is also survived by many friends whom he considered family.
Memorial donations to assist with the Celebration of Life may be sent to Matanuska Valley FCU c/o Clinton Griffeth, Account #990000173373.