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Barney Michael Graves

November 22, 1946 March 2, 2019
Barney Michael Graves
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Obituary for Barney Michael Graves

Barney Michael Graves
Of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the age of 72. Barney was born on November 22, 1946 in Lansing, MI the son of Cecil and Ruby (Whaley) Graves. He attended Everett High School and went on to receive an Associate’s Degree in millwright and carpentry from Lansing Community College. Barney served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon his return home he went to work for General Motors where he worked for 35 years retiring in 2006. Barney was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed taking numerous trips cross country with his wife Pat. He also enjoyed working, golfing and was a member of the VFW and the UAW local 1753. Above all Barney was a family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Barney is survived by his wife or 38 years, Pat Graves; daughters, Teri (Matt) Lahone, Lisa (Raymond) Arnold; step-children, Pamela Spencer, Patti Mason, Robert (Karen) Morgan; sisters, Patti (George) Sills, Brenda (Robert) Armitage and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Debra Cullimore.
A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday May 18, 2019 at VFW Post 2406, 695 Lansing Rd. Charlotte, MI. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice in memory of Barney. To share memories or condolences please visit

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2:00 PM 5/18/2019 2:00:00 PM
VFW Post 2406

695 Lansing Rd.
Charlotte, MI 48813

VFW Post 2406
695 Lansing Rd. Charlotte 48813 MI
United States

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McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice

1515 Cal Drive
Davison , Michigan 48423

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