He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Cloverdale, and was a retired production supervisor for American Art Clay Company in Indianapolis.
He was married to Jody (Cummings) Busch on July 16, 1982 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Carole Nicholson and husband Brett, Teri Smith and husband Wayne and Dawn Lambert, his brother Kenneth Graves, five grandchildren, one great grandchild and special nephews, Shawn Graves and Mark Sitton.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister, Martha Sitton and his brother, Carvel Eugene Graves.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with Pastor West McClure officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.
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