James Richard Graves, of Oxford, passed away after a brief illness on March 5, 2017. He was 69.
Loving husband of Linda for 48 years; dear father of James “Richie”, Jason and the late Jamie Graves; cherished grandfather of Cole Denton, Devon Wurth-Denton, Papa’s girl Jamie Barnowsky and Lauren Perugi; brother of Bernice (the late Emmett) Tangney, Ethel (the late James) Lyons, Daniel (the late Penny) Graves, Enoch (the late Mag) Graves, Marjorie McDonald, Dale (the late Sandy) Graves, Dennis (Dell) Graves and Denise (Tony) Franco. Preceded in death by his siblings Anna Johnson, Lois Cooper, George (Carolyn) Graves, Rita (the late Moe) Hickey and Gene (the late Shirley) Graves.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Moments in life – camping with family and fishing with Wayne.
Funeral Service, Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, Silverbell Chapel, 100 E. Silverbell, Orion.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, 3-8 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery.
Memorials in James’ name may be made to the family. Online guestbook is at www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.