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Roger O'Dean Graves

14 février 194911 octobre 2020
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Roger O’Dean Graves, 71, left this earthly life suddenly to be with our Lord, Sunday, 11 October 2020. Roger was born on Valentine’s Day 1949 in Alamance County, NC to Johnnie O’Dean and Carrie Belle Graves, where he lived until being drafted in 1969 into the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam; he went on to serve in Korea, twice in Germany, Italy, and twice at Fort Bragg, NC, making lifelong friends along the way. In Italy, he had the honor of being asked to assist in standing up a brand new Chinook unit. Roger served proudly, attaining the rank of First Sergeant, retiring in 1992 at Fort Bragg, NC. He went on to work for Lockheed-Martin until 2002 when he moved to Virginia Beach. Roger then got his job of a lifetime as a Golf Course Marshall at Honeybee, and later at Battlefield Golf Club, where he acquired a whole new love of the game and a new family. When Roger passed away, he was officially what he always wanted to be… a Golf bum. Roger loved his family, his friends, his dog Prince, and his church. He never gave a little of himself, he always gave one hundred percent of himself to anyone and everyone, helping wherever he could; he will be missed by so many. Roger was predeceased by his parents, Johnnie and Carrie Graves, along with a brother, Clyde “Skip” Graves. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lisa; daughters, Keisha Herbert, Kawanika Brown (Marvin), LaToya Graves, and Sparkle Collins, and a son, Jason Jordan (Quanella); along with (7) Grandchildren and (1) Great grandchild; Brothers, Theodore Graves (Barbara), Clifton Graves (Felisia); Mother-in-law, Pauline Brown; Sister-in-law, Doreen Venezia, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  • FAMILLE

  • Lisa Graves, Loving wife of 34 years
  • Keisha Herbert, Daughter
  • Kawanika Brown (Marvin), Daughter
  • LaToya Graves, Daughter
  • Sparkle Collins, Daughter
  • Jason Jordan (Quanella), Son
  • Theodore Graves (Barbara), Brother
  • Clifton Graves (Felisia), Brother
  • Pauline Brown, Mother-in-law
  • Doreen Venezia, Sister-in-law
  • Johnnie and Carrie Graves, Parents (deceased)
  • Clyde “Skip” Graves, Brother (deceased)
  • Roger is also survived by (7) Grandchildren and (1) Great grandchild and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Services

  • Visitation

    vendredi, 23 octobre , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    samedi, 24 octobre , 2020

  • Final Resting Place

    vendredi, 6 novembre , 2020

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Mike Waugh

novembre 6, 2020

In all my life I have never met a man I more respected. He was a cherished mentor, friend and co-worker. Working alongside Roger was an honor. He continued to give to his country well after his service in the Army, through his church, through the golf course as a founding member of Patriot Golf Day and through the countless kids he mentored and developed through the years. Roger is a man’s man who will be missed by so many. Because of his faith I know he is “home” and I will see him again. Rest well my friend.
Mike

Gayle Spillane

octobre 25, 2020

I met Roger and Lisa in Germany while we were stationed there in the late '80s. Could not have asked for better friends. We kept in touch through the years and visited occasionally. It became a joke that I'd have to bring either a carrot cake or oatmeal scotches (cookies). He basically said if I didn't bring them, don't come. Last year at Lisa's retirement, Roger wanted to know where his cookies were. Thank goodness, I'd brought them! My family and I loved that man so much!

Thomas Varela

octobre 25, 2020

Roger; I know your in Heaven rejoicing with our Savior. I am going to miss you tremendously. The many, many times I had the honor to play golf with you I will always cherish. There are not too many folks that you can play with and for 4 hours just share the goodness of our Lord. I regret that we never had the opportunity to take those MACK flights and go play golf anywhere we desired. Which leads me to the ones you loved, don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Your friendship was more than just that, I hold you close as my Brother. When ever we get to go to Freemason Abbey I will always think of you. You loved wild game night. Well my Brother, your watch has ended.

Marie S Murphy

octobre 24, 2020

I truly give glory and honor to My God for Brother Roger O. Graves for how he lived his life. I count it an honor to serve by his side. He was a great person inside and out. I will miss him tremendously. That huge smile will be missed. To hear say, Sister Murphy it's 9:45, where's everybody. And he'd look at his watch. Then he'd around 9:50 let's get started, Brother Graves, I'll take the paton and run. I pray I can get it done as you did. 🤣🤣🤣🙏🙏🙏🙏💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

Sister Marie S Murphy
New Mt. Olive, Church School Superintendent

Cynthia Hankins

octobre 24, 2020

In times like these we need a Savior. It is with a heavy heart that we have lost such a faithful church member in our New Mount Olive Church Family. I can certainly say that Brother Graves lived his life serving God and mankind. I say thank you today for the opportunity to know Him and his beautiful wife, Lisa. They were a special couple and it was so evident that their love for one another was eternal. Brother Graves will be missed at New Mount Olive . But we know that his reward is in heaven above. We hope that wonderful memories of the time spent with him will ease our sorrow. Praying for you, Sister Lisa and your Family.
Brother & Sister Hankins

Marilyn Collins

octobre 24, 2020

My condolences in the loss of your Beloved Jewel who will be greatly missed by all. May You and the Family be Comforted with God's Peace and Love.

Marilyn Collins & Family

Teresa Brooks-King

octobre 24, 2020

Lisa, I know this is one of the worst days of your life, but continue to lean on God. He is the vessel that will get you through this storm. I had the honor of looking at your tribute video, and it was absolutely beautiful. I saw the picture of Roger, you and myself; it made me cry and smile all at the same time. Thank you for sharing Roger with all of us. He is truly an amazing man and will be truly and deeply missed. Please call on me when you need a friend♥️.

Cynthia Collins-Odoms

octobre 24, 2020

To the Graves family.
Edward and I are deeply saddened by Bro. Rogers passing and by your loss. He has left a huge hole in New Mt. Olive that cannot be filled. He was one of a kind, dedicated, selfless and caring. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He helped us move 2 times and the last time he told us do not move again because he's getting to old to carry furniture! However, I know if we needed him, he would be there with his trailer. Lisa, I ask that you continue to fellowship with us once we return to "normal". You have always been a valued member of New Mt. Olive and a friend and we love you. May you continue to draw strength from our Holy Father and lean on us when you need to.
Edward, and Cynthia Odoms

Eboni Brickhouse

octobre 24, 2020

Brother Roger Graves was an incredible man. A loving husband and father, gentle servant of God and wonderful friend to all, he leaves a wonderful legacy of love, laughter and joy to all who mourn his loss. I am so blessed to have known him and take joy in knowing that his absence from this life means that he is present with God. Rest well dear friend.

To Lisa, Sparkle and the entire Graves family you’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of grief. Love you.

Kenya Wilson

octobre 23, 2020

Sister Lisa you have my deepest sympathy. If I can be of assistance in anyway please don’t hesitate to reach out. My students are really going to miss Mr. Graves yearly donation of Beenie Babies to the schools treasure treat box. God bless.
Sister Kenya

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Biographie

Roger O’Dean Graves, 71, left this earthly life suddenly to be with our Lord, Sunday, 11 October 2020.
Roger was born on Valentine’s Day 1949 in Alamance County, NC to Johnnie O’Dean and Carrie Belle Graves, where he lived until being drafted in 1969 into the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam; he went on to serve in Korea, twice in Germany, Italy, and twice at Fort Bragg, NC, making lifelong friends along the way. In Italy, he had the honor of being asked to assist in standing up a brand new Chinook unit. Roger served proudly, attaining the rank of First Sergeant, retiring in 1992 at Fort Bragg, NC. He went on to work for Lockheed-Martin until 2002 when he moved to Virginia Beach. Roger then got his job of a lifetime as a Golf Course Marshall at Honeybee, and later at Battlefield Golf Club, where he acquired a whole new love of the game and a new family. When Roger passed away, he was officially what he always wanted to be… a Golf bum.
Roger loved his family, his friends, his dog Prince, and his church. He never gave a little of himself, he always gave one hundred percent of himself to anyone and everyone, helping wherever he could; he will be missed by so many.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, Johnnie and Carrie Graves, along with a brother, Clyde “Skip” Graves.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lisa; daughters, Keisha Herbert, Kawanika Brown (Marvin), LaToya Graves, and Sparkle Collins, and a son, Jason Jordan (Quanella); along with (7) Grandchildren and (1) Great grandchild; Brothers, Theodore Graves (Barbara), Clifton Graves (Felisia); Mother-in-law, Pauline Brown; Sister-in-law, Doreen Venezia, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.