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In Memory of

James Nelson Graves, Jr.

March 31, 1921 - September 1, 2017

Obituary


After a peaceful passing at home surrounded by family, James N. Graves, Jr. (Jimmy), aged 96, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 1.
He was born March 31, 1921 in Harwood, TX to James N. Graves, Sr. and Kitty Willie Graves.

At age 17, James joined the Civilian Conservation Corps building state parks. He then joined the Marine Corps serving his country honorably for all 5 years of WWII. He retired as a firefighter for the Air Force.

James married Millie K. Graves in 1950 and celebrated 67 years...

After a peaceful passing at home surrounded by family, James N. Graves, Jr. (Jimmy), aged 96, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 1.
He was born March 31, 1921 in Harwood, TX to James N. Graves, Sr. and Kitty Willie Graves.

At age 17, James joined the Civilian Conservation Corps building state parks. He then joined the Marine Corps serving his country honorably for all 5 years of WWII. He retired as a firefighter for the Air Force.

James married Millie K. Graves in 1950 and celebrated 67 years of marriage this year. Together they raised 5 children in Austin, TX. James loved to travel the Southwest with his family. A proud American and Christian, he loved to spread the word of God. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.

Survivors include his wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons, 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters and 1 great-grandson, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation is September 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Funeral Service is September 8 at 1:00 p.m., both at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, TX with burial to follow.