October 2, 1925 – January 26, 2020
Mr. Graves was born in Malvern, Arkansas on October 2, 1925. He was drafted into the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal after the ship where he was stationed was torpedoed in the Philippines. After WWII, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He then attended Henderson State College where he met his future wife, Jerine Lawrence. After 2 years at Henderson State and 2 years at the University of the Ozarks, Tim earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of the Ozarks, which later awarded him a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. He worked as a pharmacist for 37 years.
Tim had a love of traveling and was proud that he had visited all 50 states and 4 of the continents. He enjoyed decorating his house in White Oak for Christmas and was the 1964 President of the Gladewater Lions Club. Tim was also member of the White Oak United Methodist Church. All that Tim did, he did for his family and the love he had for them.
Tim was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jerine, parents; Richard and Alma Graves, sister; Velora Gray and brother; Verlon Graves. He is survived by his daughter; Timilee Anderson, grandsons; Tray (Sandra) Anderson, and Dylan (Shellie) Anderson; great grandchildren, Ben, Maddy, Seth, Abby, Lawson, and Caleb. One brother; Jerry (Alvina) Graves, sister-in-law Frances Cathy, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Arbor Grace staff and Chaplin for their love and care for him.
Funeral services for Tim Harlon Graves of White Oak will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10am with visitation on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6-8pm both at Lakeview Memorial Gardens at 5000 W. Harrison Rd in Longview, Texas.
In Lieu of Flowers the Family Requests Donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
- A Time of Visitation with His Family Wednesday, January 29, 2020
- A Celebration of His Life Thursday, January 30, 2020
- Interment Thursday, January 30, 2020
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February 4, 2020
On behalf of my sons and their families, I want to thank each of you who attended visitation and the funeral, wrote messages, or sent condolences. I am blessed by your support. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you. Timilee
January 31, 2020
I have many happy memories of Tim, singing with him in the White Oak Methodist Church Choir, enjoying game night with him and Cookie at the church, and I especially remember the night he helped out with his brother when we had our neighborhood watch night at the church with him playing and singing.
My sympathy to Timilee and the family. I am sorry I missed the funeral.
January 30, 2020
It was an honor to know Tim Graves and sing with him in the White Oak United Methodist Choir. I can still hear his rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" on All Saints Day. I enjoyed hearing him tell of all his travels and share his vast knowledge. I am sorry I was unable to attend the service today.
Prayers for you,Timilee, and all the family and friends.