Gary Lynn Graves moved to his heavenly home at 1:20 P.M. Wednesday May 26, 2021. A house painter for most of his life, Gary was a man who loved and was loved by everyone he met. He completed his work as a deacon of Promiseland Church.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents Walter P. and Wauneeta Graves, sons Denny and Danny Graves, brother Walter Earl Graves, sisters Donna Joan Weaver, Kathy Nance.
His is survived by his wife Rosie “Nodie” Graves, Children Gary Graves Jr., Debbie (Michael) Heck, Bessie (Derek) Dunsmore, grandchildren Denesa Phillips, Blakley Graves, Johnathon Graves, Allison Heck, Callie Graves, Dayton Dunsmore, April Dunsmore, sister Jill Keil, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Promiseland Church on Sunday, May 30, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm, with Rev. Cas Lakins and Rev. Derek Dunsmore officiating. A graveside service will be held after funeral service at Hines Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Maynardville.
A special thanks to both Covenant Home Health Care and Smokey Mountain Hospice for all the loving care and friendship shown to Gary over the past few months.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com
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