Richard D. “Rick” Graves, age 65 of Salem, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:17 am, in his residence.

Born December 13, 1950 in Salem, Indiana, he was the son of the late Richard Ray and Ethel Mae (Housel) Graves.

He was a self-employed contractor and retired in 2012 as Supervisor of the Washington County Highway Department.

He was a member of the Big Springs Church Of Christ, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1968 graduate of Eastern High School. Rick married November 30, 1968 to Phyllis (Miller) Graves, who survives.

Also surviving are: Son: Derek (Leah) Graves, Starlight; Daughter: Ashley (Shane) Miller, Salem; 2 Sisters: Janet (Dick) Waggoner, Ft. Myers, Florida and Phyllis Hopkins, Paol; 3 Grandchildren: Kraegan Graves, Saydi (Anthony) Scifres & Boone Miller and 3 Great Grandchildren: Skyler Durham, Huxley Scifres and soon to be Dahlia Scifres.

He was preceded in death by 1 son, Micah Graves and 2 sisters, Marsha and Mindy Graves.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Wednesday and after 9 am Thursday.
Interment at Big Springs Cemetery.