Don Graves

Thursday 14th of January 1943 - Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Don Graves

Services

Celebration of Life

Oct 25, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Milward - Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Don Graves, 78, was born in Flint, MI on 1/14/1943 and passed away on Tuesday October 19, 2021. He was married to his wife Cheryl for 56 years and had 2 children.  He worked at IBM for 42 years and retired in Lexington, KY.



Left to cherish his memory is his wife Cheryl Graves; son Ben (Carrie) Graves; daughter Lindsay (Andy) Romero; grandchildren Reilley and Clay Graves and Harrison and Isabel Romero; brothers Jim and Jerry Graves.

Don was an avid golfer at Spring Valley Country Club.  He loved music and enjoyed spending time on his deck with friends and family. He also loved watching and betting on most sports and attending Keeneland each season.  His favorite memories came from the various family vacations we all went on. 



A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday October 25that Milward-Man O’ War at 1509 Trent Boulevard, Lexington, KY 40515 from 4pm to 7pm.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lexington Humane Society.

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Bob Dankert

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I am said to hear of Don’s passing. I have lots of fond childhood memories of Don, Jim and Jerry, from summers at the lake to family dinners at Grandma and Grandpa James and at Uncle Harry’s and Aunt Helen’s. What I will miss most is his happy go lucky attitude and a smile on his face, I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile. Our condolences to you Cheryl and your family.

9 months ago

Donn and Shelley Atkins

says

Cheryl and family, Shelley and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have such wonderful memories of Don at IBM and Hartland. May all of the good memories of Don and all of the people he touched, comfort you at this time. Sending thoughts and prayers.

9 months ago

John Leffler

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I remember Don from our IBM days in the Minneapolis Region. I was the Administration Manager in Madison, Wi. when Don held the same position in Cedar Rapids. He was a great guy to work with and even though we lost touch with each other over the years, I thought of him often. Sending my condolences to his family and may Don rest in peace.

9 months ago

Carol Main Archer

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Cheryl and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Don but heard only good things about him. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories. God bless you at this time.

9 months ago

Gail and Virgil Jones

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We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. What wonderful memories we have with the Graves family when we were neighbors in Cedar Rapids. We pray for you all God’s comfort and peace.

9 months ago

Mike Dankert

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Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Plenty of good memories of Don and the other Graves brothers from the time we lived in Davison and summers at McCollum Lake. Don was our protector. He had a great sense of humor and a terrific laugh. Like Don I also trained at Ft. Polk in Louisiana during the Vietnam War era. Easily one of the less pleasant experiences in our lives. Don will be missed. Our condolences to Cheryl and his family.

9 months ago