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Mr. Floyd W. Graves

November 7, 1913 — January 15, 2011

Floyd W. Graves, 97, of Amanda, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Grant Medical Center. He was born Nov 7, 1913 in Pickaway Co. and was the son of the late Wesley and Margaret Glandon Graves. Floyd grew up in Pickaway Co. and after graduation from Pickaway Twp. High School, he attended Ohio State University where he received a bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1936. While attending Ohio State he took ROTC and became a commissioned officer. He was called to duty shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. While in the Army, he was attached to the 26th Infantry Division in General Patton's Third Army and was involved in fighting the Germans across central France, Southern Germany and the battle of the Bulge. He was discharged with the rank of Lt. Colonel in January of 1946. He worked forty years for Sears Roebuck & Co. in the tax department in Chicago, IL, the last twenty of which he was manager of the Federal Income Tax Returns and audit section. During those years he was an active member of the Chicago Tax Club and the Tax Executives Institute. After retirement in 1977 he and his wife moved back to Ohio to be near their families. The family was a long time member of the Gary Memorial Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL and the Community United Methodist Church in Circleville and he is now a member of the Amanda United Methodist Church. He is a member of the American Legion and is survived by his daughter, Sandra Kay Goode of Amanda, a granddaughter, Margaret (Billy Jack) Chaffins of Lancaster, four great grandchildren, Ryan Jacob Chaffins, Courtney Nicole Chaffins, William Richard Chaffins and Hayleigh Natasha ( Nathan) Little, 2 great great grandchildren: Emileigh Grace and Aurora McKenzie Little. A sister, Ethel (Ray) Adams of Bullhead City, AR Sisters in law, Ursel , Ilo and Barbara Graves and a brother in law, Francis Kelley, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn E. Graves; brothers, Frank, Wesley Jr., Roy and Leonard Graves; sisters, Edith Kelley and Beatrice Watson. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Amanda United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery, Circleville where military honors will be given by AMVETS Post #2256, Circleville. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Amanda United Methodist Church in Floyd's memory.
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