Richard Allen Graves

October 4, 1948February 17, 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Richard Graves, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away at the age of 72.

Rick was born on October 4, 1948 in Meridian, TX to Clovis Duncan Graves and Virginia Holt. He graduated from Richfield High School in Waco, TX. He married Linda Graves in 1969, they raised 2 children, Chris and Amy. He received his accounting degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. He built custom homes in Georgetown for 30 years. After retiring from building homes, he found his new work family at Toyota of Cedar Park and worked there for the past 4 years.

Rick was the track operator of Capital City BMX from 1985-2006. He gave his time and love to the families and sport of BMX for over 20 years. This was his second family, he loved and cared for everyone he met through this sport. He is a member of the Texas BMX Hall of Fame and the ABA Track Operator Hall of Fame. He impacted so many lives through his passion for the sport of BMX.

He had a great love for his children, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors on his family’s land in Iredell, TX. Here he taught his kids and grandchildren how to fish, hunt and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the land he was always so proud of.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, Virginia, father, Clovis, nephew, Todd, and niece, Lisa. He is survived by his brother, David Graves of Houston, son, Chris Graves and wife, Alison of Georgetown, his daughter, Amy Schroeder of Round Rock, and his 4 grandchildren, Alaina, Landon, Carter and Preston.

The family will have a private graveside service in Iredell, TX where he will be laid to rest next to his father.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Capital City BMX.


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Belinda Fernandez

March 14, 2021

I know it’s late but have to say Rick was part of our Toyota Cedar Park family for almost 4years. Everyone knew him and to know him we all loved him. I was honored to have met him and to be able to call him my friend. Prayers and Blessings to the Graves family. Please let me know where to donate to the BMX in Ricks name as the gofundme link was not accepting donations when I tried. Email is

Jim and Carol Wilson

February 23, 2021

Neighbors for five years brings back many fond memories as our kids grew up. When it came time to build our home, Rick was our choice hands down. He was definitely a talented builder who cared for his clients.
We enjoyed many fishing trips together and remained friends over the years. We feel blessed to have known Rick and his family, he will certainly be missed.

Daniel Ramirez

February 23, 2021

Rick you will be missed dearly! Everyday at work I enjoyed talking to you about just’s unreal that you are not with us physically but mentally you will always be with us! Please take care of us from Heaven 🙏🏼

Scot Fayard

February 22, 2021

I accidently left my bmx tool box at the track one night after races and someone took it. Rick collected donations to replace my box and tools and presented the money to me in front of our bmx family.
After buying new stuff, someone returned my box to me. I turned around and gave the new box and tools to the track. Rick was as gracious to receive the new box from me as he was to take donations in my behalf.
Rest in peace Rick! You touched sooo many lives.

Barbara Burnett (Payne)

February 22, 2021

Rick will always be remembered by his generosity to the youth of Capitol BMX. He gave endlessly..

Many young kids that needed an outlet, a reason, friendship, and most of all a father like figure to help guide them.
Rest easy friend❣

Barbara Burnett & Phillip Payne