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Paul Thomas Graves
November 9, 1942 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Paul Thomas Graves, 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Friday October 6, 2023, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday October 8th at 3:00 p.m. in the Dunn Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Pastor Rebecca Rochte Votral officiating. James Henshaw, Phillip Moss, Jaxson Moss, Frank Smith, Ralph Leftrick, and Darrell Burkhart will serve at pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Paul was born November 9, 1942, in Springfield. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1960 and was a retired construction pipefitter and a farmer. Paul was a former member of New Chapel United Methodist, where he taught Sunday School, and was a current member of Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a member and past Master of Western Star Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, a former Shriner, and a member of the Pipefitter’s Union Local 572. Paul enjoyed hunting, camping, riding horses, roping, woodworking, playing guitar and mandolin, and was a dog and horse trainer. He was preceded in death by his father: Jewell Graves, by his mother: Julia Head Graves Moss, by his grandparents that raised him: Morris and Myrtle Head, and by his brothers: Mark and David Moss.
Paul is survived by his wife, Mary Wilks Graves, whom he would be married to 60 years this coming December, by his son: Michael Graves of Murfreesboro, by his daughter and son-in-law: Dawn and David Arnold of Adams, and by his grandchildren: Ashley (Colton) James and Blake Arnold and fiancee Hayley Dozier.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.