On the morning of June 26th at Panhandle Converter and Scrap Company in Ashford, Manager Perry Griffin was found shot to death in the parking lot.
Now, just weeks later, family and friends are picking up the pieces and trying to honor his memory.
A friend of the family, Cindy Wyatt said, "Perry was an awesome man. He loved his family and children and we want to honor him and set something up for the kids."
Griffin loved to coach t-ball and soccer for his children's teams and now, a memorial fund has been set up to construct a ball field in his memory.
Griffin's wife, Ginger said, "I'm proud and touched. Most important is how it will affect my children and each time they step on that field it should be a reminder that they had an awesome dad."
Griffin's family says he was always trying to give back to those in need and this project will allow his spirit to live on.
Ginger concluded, "Countless times he would buy uniforms for kids who couldn't afford it, so I'm sure he would be thrilled about it."
The ball field will be built at the Ashford Recreation Center.
The Houston County Road and Bridge Department says a ballpark costs between $8,000 and $10,000 dollars to develop.
If you would like to donate to the Perry Griffin Memorial Fund, you can visit any Regions Bank and make a contribution in his name.
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