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.