of Benton, AR
June 16, 1945 - October 13, 2021
Thomas Allen Graves, 76, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away October 13th, 2021. Thomas was born in Wyandotte, MI on June 16, 1945, the son of Wilmar and Alice Graves. He is survived by his wife, Janis Graves; one son, Scott Graves (Sharon); two grandchildren, Ethan and Ally Graves; two sisters, Norma Jean Woodall and Mary Lou Hunt; and two special young men very dear to his heart, Cole and Dane Jester. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother-in-law Eunice Lunday.Thomas was honorably discharged after four years of service in the US Marine Corp with two tours in Vietnam. Thomas enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends, spending time on the family houseboat, gardening, and playing on his Caterpillar tractor. A visitation will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Roller Alcoa Funeral Home from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to Saline County Humane Society 7600 Bauxite Hwy Bauxite AR 72011
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Our entire office will miss Mr. Graves, we always scheduled extra time so we could all visit. Lendall Shell DDS and staff
I never told him but I respected him for the person that he was Although our families where estranged he was a man of integrity and always treated me with respect, as I did him I never told him but he was my favorite uncle
Janis, I am so sorry for your loss. Jay told me about Tom passing away yesterday. He was such a great man. Please let me know if you need anything.Patsy Lewis
Tom will sure be missed. Amazing man.
It was always a joy to work with Tom. He was a great man and will be missed by one and all. His family will be in my prayers.
Had a lot of good times together in our younger years ,some great memories .rest in peace my friend
A honor to have done business with him.
My friend since 1957, many good memories as teenagers especially. A good friend, neighbor, husband, father, grandfather, patriot—the list goes on & on. Rest In Peace my friend!
We lived in the same small community when we were much younger, Tommy and my brother, Larry, were very good friends. Always a good guy.
Physically a great distance between us for the past 30 years, but still a closeness I always knew I could call. My Uncle Tom has left a great void in my life and the lives of so many.
Tom and his smile will be missed by many. Prayers to all the family who will miss him the most. 💙
We had the privilege to meet Mr.Tom in 2016, when we became houseboat neighbors on Galileo boat dock at Lake Ouachita. He was a walking technical manual and generously shared his vast knowledge of properly maintaining the workings of a houseboat with me.We enjoyed many hours sitting on the fore-deck of their houseboat having great conversations with him and Ms. Janice.He was a great houseboat neighbor, it was an honor to be his friend.The passing of Mr.Tom is a great loss to our community and all that knew him.Semper Fi my friend, May you Rest In Peace.Christopher & Dana ParentMaumelle, AR
Always dependable friend. A blessing to our Country and the world.
I just wanted to say he will truly be missed.The whole class of 63 will miss him.We know he is walking the streets of goldwith Jesus!I send prayers to the family. May God be with you and comfort you.
Uncle Tommy I will forever miss you. I can’t believe you are gone. You touched so many lives and you will be remembered as the great man you were. I love you.
Rest In Peace my old friend. I will miss you. Look up Paul when you get the chance.
Always enjoyed talking to Tom when he called in orders. He made sure he gave me a hard time (Not really) Rest in Peace Tom. Your family will be in my prayers. ♥
Tommy and I were close when we were much younger. I was his brother-in-law and my daughters are very sad that their beloved uncle has passed on. Tommy was always a great and kind uncle to them throughout his entire life. Mostly, I remember Tommy as a young US Marine. He was singled out at the top recruit during his basic training and was an honor guard. He served in Vietnam with great pride and courage. The whole family was proud of him and his integrity. He continued to care for his family and friends for the rest of his life. He was a great American hero, a person to be honored and respected.
Tom was such a great guy. We will miss him.
Tommy was my first love! He will be missed by so many. Such a gentleman and friend.