Mark Alan Griswold, 60, entered into the eternal glory of his Heavenly Father on Nov. 11, 2019.

Mark was one of five children and family was always very important to him. Mark was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but moved and grew up in Scottsboro as a young child. He attended schools in Scottsboro and graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1977.

Mark grew up enjoying life on the lake; he enjoyed fishing or just being on a boat in general, but really loved to water ski. Shortly after high school, Mark became a journeyman electrician and was a member of IBEW – Local Union 175 in Chattanooga and worked as an electrician all over the southeast.

He was an avid football fan, but especially loved watching his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide. Mark had two adult children, a son, Zachary and a daughter, Christina, and several grandchildren that he loved dearly. Mark was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Chattanooga.

Mark’s parents, Kenneth and Elizabeth Griswold and sisters, Carolyn Sliger and Jackie Ables preceded him in death.

Mark is loved and survived by his two children, Zach (Lydia) Griswold and Christina Gifford; grandchildren, Cash Griswold, Cecilia, Stephanie, Samuel and Ameiah Gifford. Also surviving Mark are his brothers, Rick (Mary) and John (Ann) Griswold and numerous nephews, nieces and great-nephews/nieces.

Mark rarely met a stranger and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all that loved him. We rest in comfort that those that are saved will see him again one day at that grand reunion.

Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Scottsboro Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Pinehaven Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Griswold, Jason Griswold, John Nicholson, Wally Duffy, John Hughes, Doug Hughes and Derrick Ables.

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