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1937 Jerry 2021

Jerry Taff Graves

October 7, 1937 — January 28, 2021

Jerry Taff Graves of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday January 28, 2021 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Jerry was born October 7, 1937 in Waldron, Arkansas to Herman Fay Graves and Nellie Opal (Taff) Graves.

Jerry was a hard working man who loved spending time with his family. He loved working with his cattle. He was a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church. Jerry retired from the Department of Soil Conversation but he was a self taught welder and did it as a hobby. Because of his talent he was sought after for projects by people all over.

Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Doris Jean (Barto) Graves, his son Robert Graves and wife Kara of Waldron, Arkansas, his daughter Melissa Graves Shelton of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Papaw will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Robert Tyler Graves, Kalie Graves and wife Kimberlee, Ryan Butterworth, Nicholas Butterworth, Aaron Butterworth, and Scotlyn Shelton.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Herman Fay Graves and Nellie Opal "Taff" Graves.

Jerry's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2021 at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Bobby Cagle officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Jerry's visitation will be Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

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