Bruce William Graves

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Bruce William Graves

Waxahachie - Bruce William Graves of Waxahachie, Texas was born February 3, 1950 to Dora (Coney) Graves and Leonard William Graves in Gladwin, Michigan. He passed away on December 22, 2021.

Bruce joined the Marines in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged after serving and he received the following Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, RVN Cross of Gallantry w/palm & frame, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

After the Marines, Bruce held many occupations to include carpentry, becoming a Baptist Minister, and later retiring from the Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD).

Bruce is survived by his wife Jeannie (Swanton) Graves (which he was married to for over 50 years); children: Troy Graves, Tracy Graves (Tray), Tasha (Graves) Bird; grandchildren: Ashley (Graves) Starkweather, Sara (Graves) Canterbury, Brian Graves, Amber Higbee, Drake Graves, Tyler Graves; great grandchildren: Rebecca Graves, Willow Starkweather, Laila Canterbury, Bellamy Canterbury, Cedric Davis; sisters: Pauline Trost, Iva Lou Myers, Peggy Graves; and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by mother: Dora (Coney) Stokes; father: Leonard Graves; brother: Gary Graves; nephew: Tim Graves; grandson: Jeffery Graves.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday, January 1st, 2022 at 2pm at

Southlake Baptist Church, 2378 South Highway 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

Posted online on December 28, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light

Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light
Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light

Bruce William Graves

Bruce William Graves

Waxahachie - Bruce William Graves of Waxahachie, Texas was born February 3, 1950 to Dora (Coney) Graves and Leonard William Graves in Gladwin, Michigan. He passed away on December 22, 2021.

Bruce joined the Marines in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged after serving and he received the following Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, RVN Cross of Gallantry w/palm & frame, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

After the Marines, Bruce held many occupations to include carpentry, becoming a Baptist Minister, and later retiring from the Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD).

Bruce is survived by his wife Jeannie (Swanton) Graves (which he was married to for over 50 years); children: Troy Graves, Tracy Graves (Tray), Tasha (Graves) Bird; grandchildren: Ashley (Graves) Starkweather, Sara (Graves) Canterbury, Brian Graves, Amber Higbee, Drake Graves, Tyler Graves; great grandchildren: Rebecca Graves, Willow Starkweather, Laila Canterbury, Bellamy Canterbury, Cedric Davis; sisters: Pauline Trost, Iva Lou Myers, Peggy Graves; and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by mother: Dora (Coney) Stokes; father: Leonard Graves; brother: Gary Graves; nephew: Tim Graves; grandson: Jeffery Graves.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday, January 1st, 2022 at 2pm at

Southlake Baptist Church, 2378 South Highway 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

Posted online on December 28, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light