Reginald Ogburn Graves
1947 - 2020
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GRAVES , Reginald Ogburn

of Charlotte, NC, son of Blake and Jean Graves, born January 18, 1947 in Charlotte, NC, passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2020. Reggie graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and completed his medical technology training at the Medical College of Virginia. Reggie retired from the VA Hospital in Tucson after 27 years of dedicated service working in the hospital laboratory. Reggie lived most of his adult life with his family in Tucson, AZ, recently returning to Charlotte.

Reggie is survived by his spouse, Debra Walter of Tucson, AZ; their two daughters, Abigail Graves of Phoenix, AZ (Dan Girardin) and Katy Graves of Eugene, OR; his daughter, Jennifer Graves of Woodstock, IL (Borys Jarymowycz) and her mother, Susan Shearouse of Glen Allen, VA; his sister, Jill Hauser of Fuquay Varina, NC; sister-in-law, Belinda Graves of Monroe, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Reggie was preceded in death by his son, Michael Walter Graves of Tucson, AZ and his brother, Timothy Graves of Monroe, NC.

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Published in Arizona Daily Star from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Reggie's family.
Rene Shultz
June 30, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Reggie about 20 years ago at a bridge club in Tucson AZ. Reggie was a wonderful bridge player and a great friend! He always had a smile and kind words for all. The world lost a fine man on June 3. He will be missed my many
Margaret Koenig
June 29, 2020
Dennis and I send our condolences to Debbie and Family. Reggie and I worked together at the Tucson VA. Dennis kept in touch over the years in the college basketball pool. He will be missed.
Cindy Barger
June 29, 2020
What a beautiful photo of Reggie. That is how I remember him - good humored - live and let live. He was always quite easy to talk to, smart. I will always remember the time he was taking care of an orchard of trees and the yearly football pool. Love you Reggie.
Liz Christensen
June 26, 2020
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Eleanor Ortega
June 26, 2020
To Debra and your daughters and families, I am so stunned and saddened to hear of Reggie's passing. May you find peace and comfort with family and friends.
Donna Fulton
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