Obituary for Richard Dale Graves

Richard Dale Graves

Birth Date: Jul. 19th, 1954
Date Passed: Feb. 28th, 2020


Richard Dale Graves age 65, of Ravenna, MI died Friday, February 28, 2020 at Mercy General Health Partners-Mercy Campus. Richard was born on July 19, 1954 in Muskegon, MI to the late Willard D. and Lucille (Wright) Graves. He served in the United States Marines. He married Verna (Ransom) Graves on June 16, 1972 in Tennessee. Richard is survived by his wife of 47+ Years: Verna Graves of Ravenna, 1 Son: Richard D. (Tara) Graves Jr of Ravenna, 2 Daughters: Shannon (Robert) Ward and Stacy (Bobby) Karchinski both of Holton. 8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Ronald (Jodi) Graves of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sister: Nancy Workman and Brother In-law: Pat Workman. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna at 12:00pm with Pastor Don VanSlyke officiating. The family will be at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to the family. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.


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