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William Russell Griffin III

William Russell Griffin III
  • July 28, 1969 - November 26, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“So sorry for your loss of Rusty. Always remembering him calling out to me “Sanie” when I got off the school bus. Wonderful little guy I...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy McClellan Edahl - Friend

“Betty and Bill, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and Peace...Bobbie and Bill ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bill and Bobbie Ross - Friend

“We were neighbor friends on Old Reid Rd when Rusty was born. Am so very sorry to hear of your family's loss.I pray that God will bring your family...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Bankett - Charlotte

“Sorry for your loss.. may the God of mercies comfort you and your family inthis time of sorrow ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: GF - Neighbor

“A special person with huge heart. His smile was infectious. Till we meet again. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Michael conrad - Friend

“He was such a kind soul. A true friend who was always there to help. He had an infectious smile that lit up the room. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Michael conrad - Friend

“So beautifully and perfectly written. He is so very missed. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tracy Shumate - Friend


William "Rusty" Russell Griffin, III, passed away in Mount Pleasant, SC on November 26, 2020. He was born July 28, 1969 in Charlotte, NC, the son of Dr. William Russell Griffin, Jr. and Betty Absher Griffin. He attended Charlotte Country Day School and Myers Park High School, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and received an MBA from Wake Forest University. Most recently, he owned Tremont Specialty, building and renovating homes in the Charleston area.

He is survived by his parents, of Charlotte, NC; his brother, Kevin Griffin, and sister-in-law, Kathryn, of Charlotte, NC; nephews, Jack, Henry and George Griffin; cousins, Mark and Jeff Corum, of Columbia, SC; and many dear friends.

Rusty enjoyed being out on the water, up in the air, reading, watching Georgia football, but especially playing his guitar and being with friends listening to live music. It was through this love of music that he formed many lasting friendships. He lived his life with eternal optimism, had a good heart, contagious smile, sharp wit, and young spirit. He was a fiercely loyal and thoughtful friend. He was authentic, lived life to the fullest, on his own terms, and taught those around him how to live in the moment. Fostering dogs was dear to Rusty's heart.

Rusty's favorite quote... "Rule 32, remember the little things." His life will be remembered in the same way he lived it - celebrating with a party full of good friends and good music.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to Lowcountry Lab Rescue, P.O. Box 13627, Charleston, SC 29422 (lowcountrylabrescue.org) in his memory.