Johnnie is survived by his loving wife Gertrude Graves; children: Tabitha Johnson and her husband Joli, Murfreesboro, TN, Johnny Graves and his wife Candace, Alexandria, VA, Bridget Graves, Nashville, TN, Jeremiah Graves, Nashville, TN, Johnny Steed, Columbus, GA, Jermaine Steed, Bradenton, FL and Jerome Steed, Fayetteville, NC; brothers: Joel, Donald, Eddie and Karl Graves all of Vicksburg, Ms; sisters: Eunice, Mary, Janice and Anita of Vicksburg, MS and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Johnnie worked for many years as a truck driver for Ready Mix Concrete before becoming an Independent General Contractor. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, great father, friendly and funny person.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. at Rucker Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, TN. Reverend Tolbert Randolph will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN. Rucker Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. 615-895-2200