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Johnny and Juanita Griffin

Those looking for a local and comprehensive insurance provider may want to step into the offices at Griffin Insurance agency located at 414 North Kentucky St. in Kingston. Started in 1980 by Johnny Griffin, Griffin Insurance has become somewhat of a local community staple, sponsoring and being involved in many community events over the years.

“I was born in Alabama, lived there for the first 30 or 31 years of my life before I moved to East Tennessee in 1972,” said Johnny Griffin. “I was in the textile industry, that’s how I got to move to East Tennessee. Of course, I moved up here before the textile industry started to move out of the country. But I lost my job in the textile industry and got into the insurance industry kind of by accident. It’s been really good to me, I opened an agency from scratch in 1980 and it’s become a reputable agency in Roane County.”