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Barry Dean Graves, age 69, died August 9, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of the University of Florida, College of Engineering and the University of Florida, College of Law, Barry served as President of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. He worked at Cape Canaveral at the time of the first manned space flight. Barry was a member of the Florida Bar and practiced law in Gainesville for 39 years. He was a member of the University United Methodist Church and Grace at Fort Clarke UMC. He was an avid golfer and a long time Gator fan. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend to many who considered him family.

Barry was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Coley Graves. His survivors include his sister Peggy Hayes; daughters Elizabeth Keeter (Bob) and Lara Thompson (Rick), son Barry Dean Graves, Jr.; grandchildren, Danielle, Sydnie, Sarah Beth, Annie, Grace, Noah, Joshua and Esther. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Grace at Fort Clarke UMC.

Funeral services will be held August 15th at 11am at Grace at Fort Clarke UMC, 9325 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL. 32606.

Arrangements are by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361.

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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2011
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