November 22, 1952 - December 16, 2020
James Allen (Jim) Graves, Jr. 68, of Tishomingo, died on December 16, 2020 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Jim was born on November 22, 1952 in Dallas TX. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Graves in May 2018, his parents Jim and Betty Graves and sister Cynthia (Cindy) Graves. Surviving family members include his sister, Kyra Ayres of Corsicana, TX, two nephews and two nieces and their families. Also left to mourn are his late wife's sister, Eva Jo Crow of Colorado, Barbara's grandson Justin Sutherland and other members of the Sutherland family. His two fur babies, Annie and Sammy also survive. One of Jim's favorite things to do was load up the dogs and drive up and down the Oklahoma red dirt roads in his car, jamming his favorite country music while keeping time on the dashboard with his other hand. Jim lived his entire life in Texas and Oklahoma. After graduation from DeSoto High School in north Texas and a four-year tour in the Air Force (1971-1975), he began singing and playing his guitar in clubs in the Dallas area. He eventually ventured further to sing in Oklahoma at various clubs and often sang at Veteran's Day and Memorial Day events in and around Tishomingo. He also was asked to sing an original song at the Oklahoma State Capitol in 2019. Jim never did learn to read music, but could sing and play any song anyone ever requested. He was a delightful entertainer and was always happy to play and sing whenever asked. While Jim will be deeply missed, let us not mourn his passing but be grateful he filled our lives with song, jokes, laughter and most of all, love. No services are currently scheduled at this time.
James Allen (Jim) Graves, Jr. 68, of Tishomingo, died on December 16, 2020 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Jim was born on November 22, 1952 in Dallas TX. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Graves in May 2018, his parents... View Obituary & Service Information
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