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David Ray Graves

October 8, 1997 — June 3, 2021

David Ray Graves was born October 8, 1997, in Oklahoma City. He died Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Ada, at the age of 23 years, 7 months and 26 days.

David grew up in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School, Class of 2016. After high school he worked at several jobs, including at a horse ranch in Ada. David always had an infatuation with semi-trucks. He enjoyed collecting Hot-Wheels. David was known for having a big heart and loved his family and friends dearly. He was the type of person who never met a stranger. In his spare time, he enjoyed drawing and listening to music.

Survivors include his mother, Kim Graves; father, Ernest “Digger” Graves; two brothers, Chad Smith and Bryan Graves, all of Sulphur; grandmother, Mary Dalley of Davis; two nieces, MacKayla Smith and Jaiden Smith; one nephew, CJ Smith; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

David was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, Ray & Alpha Graves; maternal great-grandparents, Vina “Sue” & Bill Allen; maternal grandfather, Norvell Dalley; paternal grandfather, Ernie Graves; as well as several aunts and uncles.

A viewing for friends will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. at the funeral home. Memorial services will be held in the near future.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Sulphur

3370 State Highway 7, Sulphur, OK 73086

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