Wayne “Pistol” Graves, 86, of Cass, Texas, died Monday, October 28, 2019, in Brookdale Senior Living in Texarkana, Texas.
Wayne was born June 27, 1933 in Cass, Texas. He worked as a cabinet maker in Shreveport, Louisiana prior to moving to Texarkana in 1960. He then worked for the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant until his retirement in 1995. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Cass Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Jane Solley Graves. They shared a passion for the outdoors, fishing, and gardening together at their home until her passing in 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dona Graves and by his only brother, Roy Graves.
He is survived by daughter, Gayla Stevens with whom he shared a special bond and her husband Stan Stevens of Texarkana, Texas.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Cass Baptist Church, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Jason York and Bro. Gary O’Day officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Hanner Funeral Service.
Interment will be in Cass Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cass Baptist Church, 1278 FM 251 North, Atlanta, Texas 75551.