John Vernon Graves

October 11, 1921
- October 21, 2008

BANGOR - John Vernon Graves

Bangor - John Vernon Graves 87, husband of Joyce (Cooley) Graves, died October 21, 2008, at a Bangor hospital after a short illness. He was born October 11, 1921, the son of Gordon Perley and Mary Ann (Applebee) Graves. John called Jack by his family and Brownville friends, worked at NH Bragg in Bangor, for the Bangor Daily News, and at General Electric. He had recently been working part time for a local business in Bangor doing various jobs. He enjoyed time spent at his camp on Schoodic Lake in Brownville. John is survived by his wife, Joyce of Bangor; a daughter, Theresa A. Winchester and her husband Larry; a daughter-in-law, Debra Graves; a stepson, Keven Lowe and his wife Cindy; six grandchildren, Brian Lee and his wife Andrea, Mike, Heather, Kristen, Erin, and Jesseca; and three great grandchildren, Kelton, Taber ,and Reece. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a son, Alan M. Graves; three sisters, Nella Holmberg, Phoebe Phinney, and Mary Heath; four brothers, Gordon Clouse Graves, Walter Graves and infant brothers, twins, Don and Roy. Friends are invited to call from 11 am until time of the funeral service at noon, Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Rev Michele St. Cyr officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo.


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