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Lubbock mourns the loss of B.R. “Rip” Griffin, who passed away late last week at the age of 88.

Griffin will be remembered as a generous man who donated millions during his lifetime. The Texas Tech baseball stadium and the Lubbock Christian Athletic Facility both bear his name as a result of his generosity.

Griffin is a Lubbock native who went to both Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University for his education.

"Rip Griffin had a vision and commitment to Texas Tech baseball that precedes our current run of success," Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "His extraordinary support will always be noticed and remembered every time we step foot inside Rip Griffin Park."

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He, of course, is also the namesake of a multi-million dollar company that was built from a single three-pump gas station in Lubbock in 1962. His company was started with his son Mark.

"The news of Rip Griffin passing away reminds us all how fortunate we are to have known such a great man," Texas Tech Head Baseball Coach Tim Tadlock said. "The mark that Rip has left in our community, at Texas Tech and for our program will never be forgotten and will continue to make an impact. The Griffin family is in all of our thoughts and prayers."

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