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Larry Graves

November 10, 1955 — December 16, 2023



Larry Graves, Osage Indian Cowboy, died December 16, 2023, at his home in Fairfax, Oklahoma, born November 10, 1955, his parents are the late Howard Francis “Sonny” and Mary Agnes “Aggie” (Holloway) Graves. The cause was health related complications. He was an enrolled member of the Osage Nation. His father, Howard Francis Graves was a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association, and his grandfather, Simon Henderson was a prominent Osage tribal leader and Native American Church Peyote Roadman.

Graves had interests in rodeo, art, movies, cooking, and travel. He enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends. His identical twin brother Gary predeceased Larry on August 3, 2012. The twins were champion bareback riders in their youth, they enjoyed and competed in rodeos on state and national levels. Larry’s competitive spirit yielded him an Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association - OJRA state bareback rider trophy, awarded in Oklahoma City.

Graves is survived by his wife, Lela Mae, his brother, Simon Francis, sisters, Jo Louise, and Victoria Graves, all of Fairfax, his son Joshua Graves of California, grandchildren, and several extended families.

 A public memorial and remembrance service will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 AM December 20, 2023, at the Osage Nation Community Center at Grayhorse, Oklahoma, with John Shaw & Taos Barrone officiating.    Pallbearers for the services are, King Bowman, Joey Allen, Tim Allen, John Holloway III, “Popper” Holloway, Sonny Graves, and Bobby Jones


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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Grayhorse Community Building

177 Kinney Drive, Fairfax, OK 74637

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