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James Lynn “Jim” Graves

Service Date: September 14, 2019
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Hebron Lutheran Cemetery
Service Info: First Church of Christ
Service Info

James Lynn “Jim” Graves, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at his beloved Hebron, KY farm.  Jim was born on November 18, 1943 to the late Robert and Mildred Graves.  After graduating from Boone County High School in 1961,  Jim worked for Ammon Nursery and REA Express, followed by a 28 year career with Delta Airlines as a customer service agent.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years Joyce A. Graves, children Dean Graves (Gina) of Falmouth, KY, Dottie L. Boone (Tommy) of Burlington, KY, and Dawn L. Cocales (Brett) of Cypress, TX.  Grandchildren: Adam and Emily Graves, Alicia and Alexis Boone, and Alexandra and Carson Cocales.  Jim is also survived by his sister Linda Bryant (Robert) of Burlington, KY and many loving nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, KY.  The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10am at First Church of Christ in Burlington.  The Interment will be at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to First Church of Christ (Trio Service) 6080 Camp Ernst Rd. Burlington, KY 41005.  Online condolences can be made at

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
10:00 am

First Church of Christ

6080 Camp Ernst Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: 859-586-4673

Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

Address: HEBRON, KY
12:00 am - 12:00 am

James Lynn “Jim” Graves


Joyce and Family

Knowing Jim from the time I was a kid, and getting to work along side him at the airport, he was always a role model that I looked up to. Always kind, full of laughter and I can honestly say I have never heard him utter a bad word of anyone. He will be missed, but I know he’s rejoicing with the angels now. Deepest sympathy to family and friend until we see him again.

To Joyce, wife and Linda, sister

Joyce, Linda,
Sad for all of us that Jim’s life here has ended.
Relieved for him.
Great memories of his faithful visits with mother, Dorotha griesser. Even singing for her!
May you experience amazing peace and love from many. Carla Griesser Cook.


Joyce, we are saddened to hear of Jimmys passing. Know that we send our love to you and family. Kim and Kay (Scott) Malone

Praying for you and your family

Joyce and your family, was sad to hear of Jim’s passing but happy for Jim’s arrival in Heaven. Love Pat Houp

Jim Graves

I will miss Jim so much he was one of a kind. He would light up a room when he would walk and I’m so lucky I was able to get to know Jim and Joyce. My prayers and thoughts are with Joyce and the family. Love you Joyce. I’m so sorry for your loss.

The Graves neighbors forever in my heart!

Love & prayers for the family, friends! Always waved to me when I was riding tractor to Granny’s or bike rides before going down the big hill/ coming up the hill sometimes stop & he’d go get me a drink! Love, Shavanah


We are so very sorry to hear this in so many ways. Our love and thoughts are with you and the family.

Missy & Sonny Fisher

Joyce and family

So sad to learn of your loss. Jimmy ( to me) always had a smile on his face. Great person. God be with you during this very difficult time. Prayers for you and the family.

Mary Lou and Tom Meadows


Joyce so sorry to hear about Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John Martin

Sorry for your Loss

Dottie, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers for you and your family.

Ted & Carol Thelen


I’m so sorry to know of the loss of Jim. He was always such a kind, lovely person. My prayers are certainly with you and your entire family.

James Lynn Graves

Joyce. . .So Sorry to hear of your loss!! Jimmy was a good guy!

David and Lana Moser