Thomas L. Griggs


Thomas L. Griggs


Tom Griggs

Thomas L. Griggs, age 66, born January 3, 1954, to Allard and Alice (Traphagen) Griggs in Roswell, NM. Tom passed away on April 15, 2020. Tom was the first of three sons.

Tom graduated from Billings West High School, then attended Billings VoTech, earning his degree for structural drafting (detailing). He worked for Northland Steel, Stanley Structures, Anderson Steel, United Prestress, Teton Steel, HDR and retired from ECI (Electrical Consultants Inc).

On June 10, 1980, he married Lorena Kane, also welcoming son Tim into his family.

Tom was an avid motorcycle rider in his younger days, as well as an active member of Rainmakers Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed pistol and rifle shooting, as well as hand loading his own ammunition. He was a former member of Glass Reunion Corvette Club, attending many of their cruises. The past several years, his favorite pastime was camping with his wife and faithful Labrador, Molly, at his acre of paradise in Roscoe.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Allard; grandparents Orville and Eunice Griggs, and Thomas and Betty Traphagen; uncle and aunt Lloyd and Wanda (Eunice) Lippman; Aunt Liz Allen; and his father and mother-in-law Joe and Sally Kane.

Tom is survived by his mother, Alice Griggs; wife Lorena “Renie” Griggs; son Tim (Halyn) Griggs, children Laelyn and Steyr; brothers James (Suzanne) Griggs, son Ben; Robert (Tammy) Griggs, daughter Alicia; brothers-in-law John (Allyson) Kane, children Chance and Garrett, Clifford (Thea) Kane, Ron Kane; sisters-in-law Donna Huckins, children David and Earline, Kathy (Mike) Shannon, children Shiloh, Travis, Josh, Stephanie.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Word of Life Fellowship, 1737 King Ave. W., in Billings.

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  1. Kathy Morrison Shearer Russell

    Tom was a partner in crime at Billings Vo-tech. We used to go play pool at lunch and have a great time! I remember Tom trying to kick start his Harley one time and it threw him on the ground. He always protected me from Darrel’s cruel jokes. Tom will be missed!

  2. Renie I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing I could give you a hug in person but for now will send a remote one. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. Renie
    I was deeply saddened to read about your loss. I really enjoyed working with you and Tom
    through the years. I too feel as many will the loss of a friend.. My deepest sympathy for you and family.
    Jerry Linnell

  4. Kayla Zinnecker

    I was so sorry to hear of Toms passing. Loved getting to know him at Zee Diner and when he would come see me for coffees.

  5. Tom was one of the “good guys”, and a good friend. He had a big heart, fun sense of humor, and great laugh. We will always remember the many fun visits around the campfire or Perkins table, and miss having him with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Renie and all of Tom’s family.

  6. Renie, I am sorry for your loss. May those special precious moments of yours with Tom bring you comfort as you go forward.

  7. So sorry to hear of your husband Renie. Mom, Susan Hathaway, let me know this morning. I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. Just know that you are never alone, even you seem to be physically. We carry all those we love in our hearts always.💜

  8. Tom was a patient of mine in Billings for 6 months. I am a travel nurse from Alabama. I just want to say that my heart is broken tonight. Tom was such a kind person and when he entered the room his loving and kind spirit was felt by everyone. I miss our conversations about the weather and his wonderful sense of humor. I know he is in heaven tonight and I pray that his loved ones know he will be forever present in spirit. May you be comforted and strengthened at this time. All my Love, Sirena

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