Lee Jay Graves

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Lee Jay Graves, the youngest child of long-time Ozona residents Lee and Joycelyn Graves, died in Austin on November 24, 2018. He was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, October 29, 1959. Lee Jay lived in Austin, Texas, where he was a prominent figure in cave research and exploration in Texas and Mexico. He travelled widely in pursuit of his interests.

He is survived by his siblings, Jackie Graves and George Crone of Southhaven, Mississippi, Buddy Graves of Austin, Texas, Laura Graves and David Etheredge of Levelland, Texas, and Joyce Graves and Jeff Purkeypile of Lubbock, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

A family memorial will be held at the ranch in December where Lee Jay will remain as part of the land he so loved and cherished.

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