Scotty Graves
Scotty Graves

Scotty Graves, son of Daniel Roscoe and Martha Graves, went to his eternal resting place at 7:35 a.m. Feb. 16, 2017, leaving behind his loving wife of 52 years, Wilma; their combined families of seven children, Stacey Kerns, Tracy Graves, Lori McGuire, Mary E. Anderson, David Graves, Dixie Townsend and husband Charles, and Mable Graves; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Scotty served as a gunman in the U.S. Army during WWII, from Nov. 20, 1942, until Dec. 8, 1945.

Scotty was a construction worker and cement mason until he retired in 1984. He then became known as "Scotty the Wood Man." He was the head groundskeeper at Rochester City Park for many years.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He will be sadly missed by his deer hunting buddies, Ron Anderson, who took him hunting and fishing for the past year, Dave King, and Bob Wood. A special thank-you to Jimmy Straeter for letting us deplete the fish population in his ponds.

His closest pals were his two dogs, Rowdy, a shelter rescue, and Toby, a Shih Tzu.

A special shout-out to all the guys and gals at the "truck stop," where he liked to hang out and shoot the breeze.

There will be no service at this time, but a celebration of life will occur at a later date.