Jerry Don Graves was born on November 9, 1949, in the vibrant city of Lubbock, Texas. He lived a life full of adventure, compassion, and dedication to his career and loved ones. It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing on October 26, 2023, still in the comforting embrace of Lubbock.
Jerry's extensive career saw him working as a contract consultant for many years. His sharp mind, unwavering work ethic, and problem-solving abilities made him a valuable asset in his field. Beyond his professional achievements, Jerry was also a proud veteran, having served in the Marines for 30 years. His commitment to protecting our country was commendable, and he carried the values instilled in him during his military service throughout his life. His bravery and selflessness will never be forgotten.
In his leisure time, Jerry found solace in various hobbies and interests that enriched his life. Perhaps most notably, he had an undeniable love for fishing, finding peace and tranquility as he cast his line into the water. He also had a knack for building and flying model helicopters—a testament to his curiosity, creativity, and attention to detail. Jerry also loved cooking and took great joy in experimenting with different flavors, making dishes that brought people together. Along with these interests, Jerry also had a love for guns, collecting coins, baseball cards, and stamps. These hobbies not only provided him with great joy but also offered unique opportunities for connection and camaraderie among fellow enthusiasts. He was also a stern believer in staying informed about the world around him and could often be found watching Fox News.
He leaves behind a profound legacy of love and devotion, his beloved wife, Rose Graves, his son, Grady Don Graves; his brother, Grady Leamon Graves Jr.; his sister, Janice Dyer.