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Denver R. Graves, Jr.

May 29, 1936 January 6, 2019
Denver R. Graves, Jr.
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Denver R. Graves, Jr., age 82, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at his home. He was born May 29, 1936, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of the late Denver Ray and Ruth Viola Myers Graves, Sr. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served on submarines from 1954-1965. He was employed by Cummins and Sprite Campers and Fuqua Mobile Homes, and he retired in 2008 as a traffic manager from the International Converter plant in Caldwell. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ, the Hospice of Guernsey Support Group known as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, and The Wounded Warrior Project. Denver had a tremendous sense of humor. He was a devoted Christian man who loved his family. Denver, with his wife Marilyn, were the best dad and mom, grandparents, and in-laws to their family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Scott Hornor Graves, whom he married July 14, 1956, and who died June 25, 2015; an infant daughter, Rachel Dawn Graves; one grandson, Matthew T. Steese; and one brother, Allen Graves.

Surviving are his children, Greg S. (Bernadette) Graves of Mars, Pennsylvania, Jeff K. (Trena) Graves of Summerfield, Andy B. (Lori) Graves of Norman, Oklahoma, Mark W. (Christine) Graves of Shadyside, and Joyce A. (Tom) Steese of Caldwell; his siblings, Ralph (Marsha) Graves of West Virginia, Joy (Chuck) Hawkins of Ohio, and Chuck (Marsha) Graves of Virginia; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on its way; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.

Friends may call Friday, January 11, 2019, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Saturday, January 12th at 11AM with Evangelist Brent Smith officiating. A veteran's graveside service will follow at Olive Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Guernsey at www.hospiceofguernsey.com or to P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio, 43725.


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Service

Friday

11

Jan

2:00 PM 1/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Jan

11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Olive Cemetery Final Resting Place

189 Olive Street
Caldwell, OH 43724

189 Olive Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of Guernsey

P.O. Box 1165
Cambridge, OH 43725
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