Chester R. (Shorty) Graves Sr., of Dugger, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Linton on March 3, 1934 to Ray Graves and Gertrude Dover Graves.
He was a retired iron worker from Local #379 in Lafayette.
Survivors include his wife Deena Jenkinson Graves of Lafayette; five sons; Chester Graves Jr., of Indianapolis, Douglas Graves of Evansville, Lee Graves of Dugger, Edward Graves, and Jefferson Graves, both of Lafayette; two daughters; Amber Graves and DaNina Graves, both of Lafayette; one step-daughter; Patricia Hartley of Evansville; seven sisters, Deloris Hook of New Mexico, Bertha French of Linton, Sharon Conn of North Carolina, Nancy Parker of Jasonville, Louetta Brewskie of Illinois, Brenda Jerrel of Linton, and Wilma Weathers of Linton; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Stevens Graves Brummett; second wife, Betty Turner Graves; two brothers; Charles and Marion Graves; and one grandaughter.
Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Thursday at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Bro. Ronald Eikelman officiating. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery in Linton. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday.