The family of Mr. Graves will receive friends Tuesday, April 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Country K-9 Rescue in Lebanon.
Mr. Graves, age 79, of Lebanon, passed away April 27, 2014.
Charles was born May 12, 1934 in Nashville to the late Marvin and Lela Graves. He was an avid boater and camper who raised his children on the water; he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, loved working around his home and loved all animals.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Graves Cunningham.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Graves; daughter, Bonnie (Tony) Thompson; grandchildren, Sabrina (Chris) Range, Charlie (Angie) Livesay, Cole (Jennifer) Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Emmi Cain, Zach, Gracie and Brody Range, Jackson and Jace Livesay; sister, June Hicks; brother, Timothy “Cotton” Graves; his best friend and beloved dog, Rue. He is also survived by his special friends at Uncle Pete’s Truck Stop, the Hardee’s on 231 and Dr. Roger McKinney.
Arrangements are entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery at 5110 Gallatin Road in Nashville, 615-865-1101, springhillfh.com.