Franklin Lee Graves, age 86, died on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Franklin was born on Sunday, April 19, 1936, to Leon Franklin Graves and Ollie (Wallace) Graves in Monticello, Mississippi.
Frank loved his children and grandchildren and treasured his friendships. He was married to the love of his life, Patsy for 64 years. Franklin served in the National Guard in Mississippi. He made his living as an auto parts store owner for NAPA. Frank loved to tinker and fix things. If it was broken, you could bet he would be able to repair it. Frank loved being a pilot and being able to fly. He had a passion for working on race cars for family and friends. He enjoyed listening to classical oldies and being outdoors. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
Franklin is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Christine Stanley and Ollena Chesek.
Frank is survived by his wife Patsy Graves of Mena, Arkansas; two sons and daughter in laws, Charles Graves and wife Lisa of Zachary, Louisiana and Glenn Graves and wife Robin of Denham Springs, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Chad Graves and wife Erin of Zachary, Louisiana, Chris Graves and wife Kristen of Denham Springs, Louisiana, Nicholas Graves of Denham Springs, Louisiana, Jennifer Graves of Zachary, Louisiana and Nicole Howell and husband Kody of Watson, Louisiana; four great grandchildren, Timmy Graves of Zachary, Louisiana, Joey Graves of Zachary, Louisiana, Connor Graves of Denham Springs, Louisiana, and Allana Graves of Denham Springs, Louisiana ; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.
Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 5-7 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
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