James L. Graves: 1941-2018

Jul 02, 2018

James L. Graves, 76, known as “Jim the Barber” to all his loyal customers, passed away June 17, 2018, in Hansville, Washington. Jim was born on Sept. 15, 1941, in Seattle to Martin and Lila (Morgan) Graves.

A graduate of Chief Sealth High School in Seattle, Jim went on to serve with honor in the U.S. Navy and later attended Edmonds Community College.

Jim was owner and operator of Jim’s Hairstyling in Edmonds for over 50 years. In his spare time, Jim enjoyed golf, fishing and crabbing, playing softball, camping, and travel. Jim also never met a horse race or poker table that he didn’t want to master.

He is preceded in death by his parents; spouse Kathie Jo Graves; sister Opal Nelson; and great-granddaughter Addison Cooper.

Jim’s memory will live on through his children; daughter Kathy and husband Andy Merick; sons Mike and wife Tami Graves, Scott and wife Nancy Graves, daughter Tricia and husband Sheldon Eyerly, and brother Dennis and wife Diane Graves.

Jim also had 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The celebration of life will be held July 21. Please join the family anytime between noon and 3 p.m. at Beck's Tribute Center 405 Fifth Ave. S. Edmonds.

An online memorial can be seen at www.poulsbomortuary.com.


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