Tributes

Jerold ‘Jerry’ Lee Graves March 20, 1955 – July 22, 2022

Graves passed away on July 22, 2022 in Springfield, Ore., after a lengthy illness. He was born March 20, 1955 in Eureka, Calif., to Wanda Jo Barnes and Harold Edward Graves.

Jerry had a knack for anything mechanical, passing on his love of tinkering and fixing things to his son J.J. and nephew Mike Graves. Jerry was a truck driver who traveled all over the U.S. He settled down in Georgia for a few years and came home with a Southern drawl that never quite went away.

After becoming a single parent, Jerry . . .

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