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“Bill, you were my great friend. So many deep discussions. So many laughs. I will dearly miss your humor and wit, your poetry, all our sports bets but...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry Waak - Fort wayne, IN

“My son and I called 911 on the day of his fall . We did what we could and we are so sorry for your loss. If family would like details of what we...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Matthew Wilkinson - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am proud to say that Bill is my friend. He is truly missed. May God be with him. Baker ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: James Baker - Fort Wayne, IN

“Being a fellow SABR member, I Emailed Bill with a Kekionga question a few years ago and since we have been back and forth on many subjects, mostly...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dixie Tourangeau - MA - Friend

“I just happened to see the obit. You have our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. His wit and great knowledge of many things...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Larry & Peggy Kreigh - Fort Wayne, IN

“I just happened to see the obit. You have our deepest sympathy and I'm sorry we didn't know about your Mom. May God give you His peace and strength....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Larry & Peggy Kreigh - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest sympathy to your family. Bill will always hold a special place in my heart for all he did in the memory of my husband. He left a lasting...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mindy Gregory - New Haven, IN

“My deepest condolences ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Corita Fluker - IN

“Bill's knowledge of Fort Wayne's early baseball history was simply phenomenal. And he had a great wit to go along with it. I once said to him, "you...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Don Graham - Roanoke, IN - Friend

“I knew Bill from Society for American Baseball Research circles. He was so fun to talk with about baseball or any other subject. His wit will be...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Krah - Elkhart, IN - Friend

“So sorry to hear about B.I. I always enjoyed his company and his Griggs sense of humor.. . ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Brown - Flowery Branch, GA

“Well Bill, I thought you had this keen ability to read my mind after I received an email from you on Wednesday. To my sad surprise, it was not you....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: DELINDA WYATT - FT WAYNE, IN

“Dad, Words cannot describe the pain I feel. I love you so very much! My life will never be the same. I rarely saw you cry. You were always so strong....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria Squire (Griggs) - IN

William "Bill" Griggs, 72, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Paulding, Ohio to the late Lloyd and Lois Griggs. He graduated from New Haven High School and then received his bachelor's degree from Ball State University in 1968. He married Estelle Haring on July 4, 1970 and she survives. He worked for Dreibelbiss Title Company and Three Rivers Title Company until his retirement in 2012. He then worked for Titan Title Company. Bill was an avid baseball fan, he was the former president of Society for American Baseball Research and a member of Northeast Indiana Baseball Association. He played an instrumental role in organizing the 1871 Kekionga Baseball Memorial in Camp Allen Park. He also enjoyed writing, golfing, and playing piano. He was known for his quick witt and sense of humor. Surviving are his children, Gloria (Mike) Squire, Ron Griggs, and Crystel (Jeff) Miller; five grandchildren; siblings, Steve, Richard, and Nathan; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Lakeside Park with an hour of calling prior to the service. Calling from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Lakeside Park. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. To sign the online guestbook please visit,