Welcome to the memorial page for

David W. Graves

January 31, 1938 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 79)

Our loving husband, father and grandfather David W. Graves, age 79 of Uniontown, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Akron General following a brief illness.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on January 31, 1938, the son of the late William and Nellie (Sparrow) Graves.
David proudly served his country and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of AFLCIO Building Trades, Painters Union #841, and a member of the Masonic Temple National Lodge No. 568 F. & A.M. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and he cherished being surrounded by his family and planning holiday gatherings.
David retired from the U.S. Department of Labor. He also worked as a business agent, painter, and financial advisor.
He was a family man and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Louise (Bell) Graves; sons and daughter-in-laws, David (Tracy) Graves, Matt (Edie) Graves; daughter, Susan Clelland; daughter & son-in-law, Maureen (Ed) Nagy; sister, Barbara Wilhite, and was a devoted father to four children, grandfather to twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Stanley Graves and sister Martha Miller.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave. N.W., Massillon, Ohio 44646 from 5 to 8 P.M..
Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. with Rev. David Horner officiating.
Burial to follow the service at Sunset Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project or American Diabetes Association.
Please leave condolences to the family here at this site.  Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel 330-830-0148

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

American Diabeties Association
1815 W. market St., Suite 108, Akron OH 44313

 Service Information

May 18, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

Funeral Service
May 19, 2017

1:00 PM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

American Legion Service
May 19, 2017

2:00 PM
Sunset Hills Memory Gardens
7920 Frank Rd. N.W.
North Canton, Ohio 44720

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