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Francis "Matt" Graves Jr. '55 April 29, 2022 12:35 PM updated: April 29, 2022 12:39 PM

Dr. Francis Madison "Matt" Graves Jr.

June 26, 1926 - January 22, 2022

Dr. Francis Madison "Matt" Graves Jr., 95, of Madison, Va., passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022. He was born on June 26, 1926, to the late Francis Madison Graves Sr. and Ann Virginia Fray Graves. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Katie Lawrence Graves and a brother, Irving Fray Graves.

After graduating high school, Matt served in the U.S. Air Force, then attended Texas A&M, graduating with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. He then returned to Madison where he practiced both large and small animal care until he retired to the farm on December 31, 2013. He was a member of both Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

He is survived by his four sons, Thomas Graves, John Graves and wife, Lynn, Carl Graves, and Michael Graves and wife, Tammy; his companion, Ann Browning; two sisters, Patricia Graves Berry and Lois Ann Graves Reedy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Matt's love of horses included raising them and riding with his friends. He will be missed by many friends and animal owners that he served through the years.

At Matt's request, there will be no service.


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