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Mr. Graves Lee Renfro

January 19, 1939 — January 8, 2017

Graves Lee Renfro, 77, passed on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee following recent illness. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandra Renfro; sons Lee Renfro (Michelle Renfro) of Knoxville, TN; Clay Renfro and Johnson Renfro (Bryana Graff) of Burnside, KY; a step-son, Taylor Bell of Boston, Mass.; three grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Teresa Floyd of Clarksville, TN, two nephews, Daniel Watson and Coty Blankenship, and many friends. Born January 19, 1939 and raised in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, he is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Graves Renfro and George Bohon Renfro, his aunt Lucille Graves and his uncle, Thomas Graves. He attended and graduated from Harrodsburg High School in 1957 and attended the University of Kentucky and the University of Mississippi where he played baseball. After a brief stint playing minor league baseball in Florida, he attended and received his master’s degree from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. He worked in social work for over 26 years retiring with the Adanta Group (Somerset, Kentucky) in 1991 as the Director of Clinical Services. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, was an avid fox hunter and supporter of local football. Graves and Sandy enjoyed a happy family life and outings around football, field trials and travels with extended family. He will be carried to his final resting place by those nearest and dearest to him: Taylor Bell, Lee Renfro, Clay Renfro, Johnson Renfro, Daniel Watson and Coty Blankenship. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to National Parks Conservation Associations or World Wildlife Federation. The family will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday January 12, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Graves Renfro.
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