Leroy Graves

Dec 7th, 2005

Crab Orchard Leroy Graves, 69, of Lyons, Illinois formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2005 at McNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois.

Leroy was born to McKinley and Lula (Angel) Graves on December 25, 1935 in Williamson County.

Leroy attended grade school in the Angelville community and graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1954. He proudly served in country in the Army, stationed in Germany. Leroy retired from Western Electric in Sicero, Illinois. He owned, along with his son Randy, and operated the 26th Street Garage in North Riverside, Illinois. He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Brookfield, Illinois.

Survivors include:
Three Sons;
Marty Graves and wife Lori of Darien, Illinois
Tim Graves and wife Theresa of Bloomingdale, Illinois
Randy Graves of Palos Hills, Illinois
Three Grandchildren;
Haley Graves
Danielle
Joe
Former wife Elaine (Stewart) Graves of Palos Hills, Illinois
Four Brothers;
Charles Graves and wife Imogene of Crab Orchard
Sam Graves and wife Audrey of Mendon, Illinois
Jim Graves of Herculaneum, Missouri
John Graves of Marion
Sister Velma Lynn and husband Mel of Marion
Sister-in-law Louise Graves of Marion

Preceded by: Parents, Brother Kenneth Graves and Sister-in-law Barbara Graves

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

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