ST. JOHN — Dennis “Denny” Darrell Graves, Sr., 62, died at his home, St. John, Ks, on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was born on August 30, 1954 to William Walton and Marie Tharsilla (Pauly) Graves in Manhattan, Ks. He worked for KDOT as an equipment operator for 18 years and was a police officer and volunteer firefighter for 19 years in St. John. He married Barbara A. Roehl on May 9, 1981, in Dighton, Ks. His memberships include First Southern Baptist Church of Dighton, St. John Fire Department as a Lieutenant-Engineer, Stafford County Fire Department, Kansas State Firefighters Association, Kansas State Sheriffs Association, Kansas State Chiefs of Police, Kansas State Fair Ambassador, and was a past member of Stafford County EMS. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Chicago Cubs fan. He is survived by his wife, of the home; Sons, Darrell Graves, Jr., Newton, Ks, and Davin Graves, St. John, Ks.; and an adopted grandson, Reid Albert. He was preceded in death by both parents and two sisters, Nancy Lou Graves and Denise Darlene Graves. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 28, at 10:30 am, at Minnis Chapel, St. John with Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Visitation will be Sunday, August 27, from 1-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the St. John Fire Department Auxiliary in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 34, St. John, Ks 67576.