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Larry W. Graves

Larry W. Graves Sr.Uncle Lar] Age 62Born March 17 1949. passed peacefully at home Sunday August 7 2011 with his loving family after 2 years of multiple battles with cancer. Larry served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Pueblo incident. He was very proud to have served his country and grateful to all others who also serve.Larry worked for Banner-Western 42 years. He was liked and respected by both customers and co-workers. He was a good father. Involved in Scouting bowling 4-H. He enjoyed the rare chance to see his childrens games. Beloved by his grandchildren who call him PapahellipLarry and Gayle spent 45 years together learning laughing and loving. He comes from a huge family and is loved and respected by all of them.Survived by his loving wife Gayle (Carroll) Graves: son Larry W. (Laura) Graves Jr. daughters Dodie (Brian) Wondolowski and Michelle (Adam) Klenotich grandchildren Korryn Sean and Gavin Graves. Also survived by seven sisters Judith (Joe deceased) Curry Gloria (Jerry) Spencer Bonnie (Ernest) Wilm Tammie (Walter) Mistakevich Sherry Bippus Beverly (William) Mistakevich and Roseanne (Darrell) Powell four brothers Robert (Cynthia) Graves Richard (Tammy) Graves Charles (Deborah) Graves Terry Graves and dozens of nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Joyce (Patrick) Hartney.Preceded in death by his parents Oliver M. and Caroline L. (Drout) Graves three sisters Shirley Norwood Ruth (Linsay) Conley Carol (Jim) Smith and Linda Graves one brother Carl Graves.Larry was kind honest hardworking man who always made you laugh so when you remember him please do it with a chuckle and a thought of his great smile. Thanks to our Joliet Area Community Hospice TeamCory Sue Jamie and Rev. Jim.Funeral Services for Larry Graves will be held Thursday August 11 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2-8 p.m. Donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice or to his grandchildrens college funds Numark Credit Union Joliet Illinois would be appreciated.Ill miss you Babe]

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Gone from our sight,but never our memories.Gone from our touch,but never our hearts.MAY YOU FIND PEACE AS TIME PASSES AND YOUR HEARTACHE GONE AND MEMORIES MANY AND HAPPY! LOVE YOU ALL!

August 09, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM