In Memory

Steve Graves - Class Of 1968

Ernest Steven Graves, 69 of Smyrna Tennessee, formerly of Thorntown passed away Wednesday, January 16 2019 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Steve was born November 14. 1949, in Lebanon the third son of Ernest and Frances McLaughlin Graves. He was married to Betty Sue (Smith) Gosnell, they divorced. 

Steve attended Thorntown High School Class of 1968. He served twelve years in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Dale's Machine Shop in Thorntown before moving to Smyrna, Tennessee. In Smyrna he worked at a metal machine shop. His hobbies included fishing, NASCAR, John Wayne movies and his grandchildren. 

Survivors include his sons, Steven Bradley Graves, North Carolina, Christopher Graves, New York. Grandsons Donald Lonsberry, New York, Justin (Amber) Lonsberry, Florida. Grandchildren, Skyler, Hailey and Paitlyn Haley, Frankfort; Arya and Lilith Lonsberry, Florida. Brothers: Larry (Carol) Graves, John (Patricia) Graves, all of Thorntown, Terry (Tammy) Graves, Lebanon and many nieces and nephews. 

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Melissa (Missy) Woods, companion Patricia Skeen and nephew Jay Graves. 

Per Steve's wishes there will be no funeral. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial may be made to the American Diabetes Association.