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Kevin Edward Graves
Kevin Edward Graves, age 40 of Athens passed away, Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Sweetwater Hospital.
A native and life-long resident of Athens he was preceded in death by his grandarents, Paul and Faye Graves, Willie Mason and Lorene Carroll.
He was a devoted Father and Husband, a beloved son, brother and friend. His passion was supporting his kids no matter the event. He loved endlessly, always carried a smile and will forever be loved. He graduated from McMinn County High School in 1999 and Cleveland State Community College in 2016. He was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church and was an employee of Denso for 22 years.
His wife of 16 years, Autumn Hicks Graves;
1 daughter, Lily Graves;
1 son, Nolan Graves;
His parents, Teddy and Lucy Graves of Athens;
1 brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Larae Graves of Athens;
Father-in-law, Wayne Hicks, Sr. of Englewood;
Mother-in-law, Sheila Hicks of Madisonville;
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne Jr. and Cayci Hicks of Englewood, Ashley and Kris Kinzalow of Cleveland;
Nieces and Nephews, Raegan Graves, Wyatt Graves, Maddy Hicks, Hallie Hicks, Kendall, Kiley and Kaydence Kinzalow.
Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Tuesday January 25, 2022 at Wildwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Vest officiating. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday January 26, 2022 in Cedar Grove Cemetery
Active pallbearers will be Justin Barnett, Jamie Gray, Evan Walden, Darrell Graves, Brandon Graves, Nick Ward, Grant Farmer and Perry Philpott.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the church. The family would like to express a very special thank you to the ICU staff, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Department and the Doctors of Sweetwater Hospital for their care of Kevin.Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com/obituaries/Kevin-Graves. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.
I worked with Kevin for 20 years. We had alot of laughs. He is a great man. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. Prayer to Autumn, Lily, Nolan and all his family and friends.
Prayers,love and hugs
P. Dianne Cook Jan 26 2022 12:38 PM
Kevin was such a great man! There are no words to say but only that our family is praying for your family during this hard time. We are truly sorry.
Shaun and Heather Allen Jan 26 2022 11:34 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort for the whole family.
Cena Givens Jan 26 2022 10:24 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Kevin Graves
Butler Family Jan 26 2022 6:58 AM
To say Kevin Graves was a great man would be an understatement to say the least. He was an absolutely amazing person and an unmatched father. I remember Kevin and Autumn telling us one of their many family stories of how their kids wanted to play Top Chef Junior with them and duke it out for who was the best cook. Listening to them tell this story and being mesmerized by the amount of love that they had for each other and their children set a new standard for what we wanted to be when we became parents. We still and will always look up to Kevin and Autumn's example. If I am half the father, husband and friend that you have been, Kev, I will truly be blessed. I love you buddy and thank you for everything.
Forever with us,
Michael, Kayla, Maverick, and Addison Wood
Michael Wood Jan 25 2022 11:18 PM
Kevin was a treasure and will be sorely missed. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Matthew LaMance Jan 25 2022 6:59 PM
Kevin was one of the most true and genuine people that I knew, one of the very best. I could always count on his kindness and support, both personally and at work. My condolences to all of his loved ones, and especially Autumn, Lily, and Nolan
Dan Schroeder Jan 25 2022 6:54 PM
Kevin was a treasure, and I will sorely miss him. Your family is in my thoughts.
Matthew LaMance Jan 25 2022 6:53 PM
Kevin was one of the most true and genuine people that I knew, one of the very best. I could always count on his support, both personally and at work. My condolences to all of his loved ones.
Dan Schroeder Jan 25 2022 6:39 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Kevin Graves
Debbie and Mikel McCowan Jan 25 2022 6:37 PM