Dalton Woodrow Graves, age 95, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Mt. Vernon and Winnsboro, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 in Mesquite.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00. Jason Graves and Chip Horton will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Graves, Clayton Graves, Philip Sinquefield, Brannon Bourland, Mackenzie Smith, Brian Glass, Alex Koppel, Mateo Koppel, and Sam Koppel. Interment will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Dalton was born on May 27, 1926 in Winnsboro, Texas the son of William Hubbard “Luther” and Molly Pearl (Dickens) Graves. He married Edna Earle Wilson on October 4, 1947. Dalton was a minister at the Church of Christ church in Mt. Vernon, Winnsboro and Blodgett. He served during WWII in the 101st and the 82nd Airborne Divisions of the U.S. Army. Dalton served as a chaplain for the the American Legion of Winnsboro and NETX Paratroopers Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Edna Earle Graves; sisters, Rachel McCown, Junie Hobbs; brothers, Truman Graves and Preston Graves; and great grandson, Lincoln Graves.
Dalton is survived by his two sons Dean Graves and wife, Dorothy of Conroe, Texas and Mark Graves of Ellenboro, North Carolina; daughter, Vickie Glass and husband, Larry of Perry, Ohio. 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephew.
Memorials may be sent to: Mesquite Christian Care Center - 900 Wiggins Pkwy - Mesquite, Texas 75150 - 972-686-2400.
Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.
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