James P. Graves Jr.

March 28, 1932May 18, 2013

James Pollard Graves Jr. March 28,1932 – May 18,2013

Jim Graves passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2013, after a long and happy life in San Diego County.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Ella (Graves) Wilson, Edith (Graves) Cheek and Elaine Graves; son, Jim Graves; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; Jim’s sister, Pattie Frazer and brother, Tom Graves.

Following his Sweetwater High School graduation in 1949, Jim served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Many will remember him as a successful local businessman and skilled scroll saw artist. We all will miss his humor and smile.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. on May 25, 2013 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church 6556 Parkridge Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92120.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), San Diego Chapter - 9404 Genesee Avenue, Suite 145, San Diego, CA 92037 In Memory of James P. Graves Jr.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 25, 2013

James P. Graves Jr.

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May 25, 2013

We didn't know Mr. Graves well but we enjoyed is nod and smile when he would by our house. Beth and Art Miller

May 25, 2013

Good times and great memories, going to miss you Jim! Thinking of you all.
David Wilson

May 25, 2013

The Graves family lived next door to us in Spring Valley. My mom Toodie always considered them good friends and the best of neighbors. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sending love and prayers your way,
Tori Velez (Wright)

Pattie Frazer

May 24, 2013

"Jim is my oldest friend (and brother) and one I am going to miss a lot. He and I have been keeping company for more than 80 years and I will miss his positive attitude. He was always looking on the bright side of things." Sister Pattie

Susie Zimmer

May 23, 2013

We both will miss Jim. What a craftsman he was! We enjoyed so many of his handywork items. They not only made great gifts but were "keepers" as well. Yes the smile will goes with him and will be remembered as well.

May 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was such a happy guy...know he will be missed by all. Take care and dwell on the good times.
Nancy Quast