Lawrence Levell Graves, Sr.
Lawrence Levell Graves, Sr. was born September 1, 1920 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He passed away April 20, 2014 in Webster, Texas at the age of 93.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his father, Lester Graves, Mother Mary Gatheright Graves, and all of his siblings; grandaughters, Melissa Faye Farek and Stacey Lynn Graves; and great- granddaughter Stormi Marie Dugi Graves.
Lawrence is survicved by his seven children; Lawrence L. Graves, Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Lloyd Wayne Graves, Sr. and his wife Linda, Patsy Hill, David Lynn Graves, Sr., Mary Dees and her husband Sam, Willie Ray Graves and his wife Tootie, and Sharon Whitmire and her husband John; twelve grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, and seven great-great- grandchildren.
Lawrence entered the United States Army on November 25, 1939, and he was released October 30, 1945, with an honorable discharge and the distinguished title of World War II Veteran.
Although he completed only 5 years of public schools, he took his training from the military into civilian life and became a professional truck driver, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and welder.