Jerry Simpson Graves Blanco Jerry Simpson Graves passed away on "Valentine's Day", Feb. 14, 2017, in Blanco, Texas at the age of 84. She was born April 25, 1932 in Brady, Texas to Sam Houston Simpson of Field Creek, Texas and Carrie Vonn (Bozarth) of Llano, Texas. Jerry was a resident of Blanco, Texas for 2 years and was a former resident of Llano, Pyote, and San Saba, Texas. She worked as a homemaker, and a food broker for Sysco Food Distribution. She was a proud member of the "Lousy Leven" club in Llano, Texas along with Cherry Grant, Twinkle Payton, Martha Phillips, Carole Schroth, Montie Simpson, Patsy Stewart, Marilyn Talley, Annette Userry, Sis Virdell, and Jane Yates. Jerry is preceded in death by her parents, Sam Houston Simpson and Carrie Vonn Simpson; son, Jack M. Graves JR., grandson, Matthew Graves, daughter-in-law, Debbie Graves, mother of Matthew Graves, nieces, Sherry Vonn Smith, Betty John Knous, and Tommy Jean Childress. She is survived by her twin sister, Cherry Grant, four sons, David Graves and wife Lyndi, Tommy Graves and wife Ginger, Robert Graves and wife Yolanda, Joe Graves and wife Yolanda and Linda Graves widow of eldest son, Jack M. Graves JR., nieces, Cathy McDowell, Ann Gilbert, nephew, Sam Miller, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas at 3 p.m. with Tommy Graves officiating. Interment to follow in Llano City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Roper, Will Partin, Jeff Partin, Cole McDowell, Zol Owens, and Sam Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Ellis Miller, Austin Crow, and David Strunk. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1020 S. State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.
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