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Johnny Graves

Johnny Joe Graves

Thursday, March 1st, 1945 - Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Our beloved husband, father, “Pops” Johnny Joe Graves passed from this life on Friday, February 5, 2021 and is now in his heavenly home. He was born in Cass County Texas on March 1, 1945 and was preceded in death by his father George Austin Graves, Sr., mother Lutheran Wilbanks Graves and Harold Gene Hogue who raised him and called him “Son” and numerous family members who have gone before him.

Johnny (Pops) is survived by his loving wife, Linda Graves, son John Graves (Heidi), brother George Austin Graves, Jr., (Barbara), Mamie Compton who raised him and called him “Son”, sister Cindy Higgins, daughters Tammy Stone (Kelly), Teresa Carty, Grandchildren Morgan Stone, Kolby Stone, Lukas Stone, Austin Graves and Brandon Graves and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Visitation: 10-12 noon Wednesday, February 24, prior to the graveside service at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

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Posted at 11:13am
With love and deepest condolences, Jeff Williams
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John and Patti Noe

Posted at 04:23pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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John Graves

Posted at 08:17pm
Me and my dad!! I love him so much!! You are so missed Pops!!

Cindy Higgins Posted at 11:07pm

I love these pictures!

Ray Moore

Posted at 08:02pm
Johnny was such an straight shooter. He was fun to be around. I looked up to him - he was kind of a father figure to me.

The first time I met him, I was dating his sister Cindy at the time (who I eventually married). I remember he looked me in the eye and told me "If you ever do anything to hurt my sister, you'll have to answer to me". That really freaked me out. I think I did everything I could, especially when he was around, to be extra nice to Cindy because I sure didn't want to have to answer to Johnny.

He was truly a good man. No nonsense, kind hearted, a good brother, son, and all around good person.

Rest in peace Johnny. You will be missed.

Ray Moore

Cindy Higgins

Posted at 05:23pm
My memories of my big bro are many. But my relationship with him is precious. He was 14 when I was born, so he had to help my mom take care of me. He's never let me forget it either. As a child, one of my fondest memories was him coming home on leave, and seeing his cab pull up in the front of the house. He would step out wearing his Navy whites. I was so excited! I would be down the street playing and I ran as fast as my little feet could go to run and jump in his arms. He loved playing little practical jokes on me all my life. In the past few years, I would find little trinkets attached to my car handle, or he might drop something off at my house for me to find when I got home from work, or an extra little something under the Christmas tree that would just somehow appear after everything else was opened. Maybe it was wrapped, maybe it wasn't. But he loved the element of surprise. The mystery. There was never a clue as to left these items.
Johnny gave me advice, had my back, and he always let me know he was there for me. I always knew that. There's a big hole in my heart and in my life that no one else will ever fill.
Thank you Johnny for being my big brother! I love you!!!

Ray Moore Posted at 10:39pm

What good memories! You are truly blessed to have had such a good my as your big brother.

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