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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Tammy Masterson

says

Cheryl, Ben and Lindsay, I am so very sorry to hear this news! I have such fond memories of having fun parties at your house and Don being such a gracious host playing music and dancing while Cheryl worked in the kitchen, lol! We are out of town or I would be at the service but I am sending all my love to you. Tammy

2 months ago

Susan Yeotis

says

My Dear Cheryl, There aren't words at a time like this to lighten your grief. The memories I hold of the many years of fun times we all had in another lifetime are as fresh and meaningful now as when they were being forged. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and Ben and Lindsey, and all of your family. Sue

2 months ago

Sandra Paraschos

says

Dear Cheryl and family, I was saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We were friends from Flint Junior College days, and Cheryl was my friend from junior high. Please accept my sincere condolences. May his memory be eternal.

2 months ago

Janet Ungs

says

I worked for Don in the IBM Cedar Rapids, Iowa office. I loved working for him. He made coming to work every day fun. He had the right outlook on life. I loved his laugh. Over the years I have thought about Don and often wished he was still in Cedar Rapids so I could stop in and see him. He had a great impact on me personally and my career. He was so supportive and provided me lots of good advice. Peace be with you Don!! 💖

2 months ago