Gerald R. Graves, 80, of Marysville, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He enjoyed working on old cars, going to car shows and cruise-ins and working on puzzles. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was a charter member of the Marysville Moose #1651, serving 5 times as governor, was past president of the Marysville Jaycees and was a member of the Marysville Elks #1130.
A 1957 graduate of Marysville High School, he worked for Krogers, Stocksdale's and Honda, where he retired. He also worked at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
He served in the Ohio National Guard from 1957-1965.
Born June 24, 1939 in Marysville, he was the son of the late Albert and Edith (Rausch) Graves. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Ken; a brother, Robert; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Graves and Yvonne Morrow.
On November 16, 1958 in Centerburg, his cousin Rev. Graves married him and the little girl he met on the school bus in grade school, E. Diane Harper and she survives in Marysville. Also surviving are his children, Terri (Ray) Myers of Marysville, Jill (Jason) Elson of Marysville and Wayne (Jenny) Graves of Marysville; grandchildren, Tim Shreve, Corey Shreve, Shiann (Travis) Young, Savana Myers, Nikki Graves, Kyle Mershon, Tyler (Whitley) Mershon and Piper Graves; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Roland (Steve Hodgson) Graves of Marysville and a brother-in-law, David (Thelma) Harper of Broadway.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Reverend Barry Scott will officiate and burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel
621 W. Fifth St. MARYSVILLE, OH 43040
Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00am
Trinity Lutheran Church
311 E. 6th St MARYSVILLE, OH 43040
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 12:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
13901 SR 736 MARYSVILLE, OH