Daniel Lynn Graves

February 13th 1949 - January 19th 2016


Daniel Lynn Graves, 66, a resident of Delano, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the family residence. He was a 1967 graduate of North Cobb High School and attended North Metro Tech College in 1968. He served in the Air Force from 1967-1973. He was employed with AT&T for more than 35 years and received the Vail Award for heroism in 1996. He also received numerous awards and certificates for quality customer service from 1968-1998 at AT&T, and he also received multiple awards and recognition for community service from the Masons. He also had the honor of carrying the torch in the 1996 Olympics. He also served as a Lay Minister.

He was a member of the Air National Guard, American Legion, Masons, Patriot Guard Riders, and the Shriners where he served as a clown. He was a radio personality on Y106 and known as “Sleepyhead” on Rhubarb in the morning.

Mr. Graves was the son of the late Noble Lynn Graves and Lydia Valeria Orr and was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan Graves.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Graves of Delano; four children: Tammy Melchert (Alexander) of NC, Theresa Lyvers (Michael) of KY, Victoria Graves of GA, and Jonathan Graves (Jenny) of GA; grandchildren: Sydney and Brooke Melchert, Joshua Calvert and Alena Lyvers, Victoria Rowland and Ron Rowland, Claudia and Benjamin Graves; great-grandchildren: Kaylin Cecil and Paisley Lyvers; two brothers: Charles Graves of VA and Robert Graves (Melanie) of GA.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Cleveland Cowboy Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, SE, Cleveland, TN 37323.

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Cleveland Cowboy Church.

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