Billy "Bill" Patrick Graves, 81, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Kennett.
Born May 24, 1927, in Steele, Mo., son of the late William and Alice Holbert Graves, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.
On July 19, 1948, in Hartford, Mich., he married Euvala Oakley, who preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1995. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Holbert, Ralph and George Graves and one sister, Fronnie Davault.
Survivors include one son, Steve Graves, of Kennett; one brother, Mervin Graves, of Kennett; one granddaughter, Dawn Jones, of Kennett and one great-grandson, Christopher Jones, of Kennett.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with Rev. Ron Dunivan officiating.