John Jeremiah Graves

  • Born: April 18, 1979
  • Died: April 18, 2014
  • Location: LaPorte, Texas

Crespo & Jirrels Funeral & Cremation Services

6123 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521
Tel. 281.839.0700

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Jeremiah Graves, age 35, of LaPorte, TX, passed away on April, 18, 2014, in Douala, Cameroon, Africa. He was born on April 18, 1979 in Pasadena, TX to Eddie Derel and Teresa Hamrick Graves. On June 9, 2006, he married Jamie Poole in Cancun, Mexico. John was a loving husband, father, and son. He loved the outdoors. His friends called him "nature boy" because he knew everything about birds, fishing, and anything that had to do with the outdoors. John never sat still and was constantly doing something. He loved to barbecue and loved to have his friends over and cook for them. John will be deeply missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Graves of LaPorte: son, Tanner Jeremiah Graves, daughter, Emmy Jane Archer-Graves; parents, Eddie and Teresa Graves; grandmother, Mazie Crews; and sister, Jennifer Dawn Coughran and husband Sean; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mike and Candy Poole; and best friend Eddie Cudney and wife Amanda. A Celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home with Deacon Randy Glasgow officiating. The family requests that memorials be made in John's name to:, In Loving Memory of John Graves.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family and friends of John Graves. Losing a loved one can be hard, but our special memories of them help us to cope. May the God of all Comfort, bring you peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Ms Clarke - Houston, TX   May 14, 2014

Sure do consider myself lucky to be able to call you friend. You will be missed dearly by all of us. You made all the lives you touched better. I love you forever Jamie Graves.

Posted by Jackie Lake Wagner - laporte, TX - friend   May 11, 2014

John I always looked up to you and looked at for guidance. I learned a lot working with you. Thank you for always caring when I was struggling with my issues. Your friend, Blake

Posted by Blake - Deer Park, TX - Friend   May 10, 2014


I have many memories of roaming the neighborhood growing up. I value those innocent times very much and am glad that John is a part of them.

Posted by Andy Black - Deer Park, TX - childhood friend   May 10, 2014


Sweet Jamie Love to you and your beautiful babies. Hope you can enjoy your day of fun as you begin your new path. You are a very strong woman who has been blessed with true love. Biggest of hugs!

Posted by Sandie Stephenson - Pearland, TX - Friend   May 09, 2014

John was one of my best friends growing up. We spent every day together though out our high school years. His kindness, loving heart and will to help anyone at a drop of the hat will be missed by many. We spent many days out with the horses riding up and down Fairmont and every weekend we could out in the river bottoms. He was an outdoors man loved to build things with his hands and loved to fish and hunt. There was a time when he took me duck hunting with him. He told me to wait here because I was too loud. So I did what any good hunter would do and sat down on a stump and waited for John to go kill some ducks. Shortly after I heard the gun fire several times and the shot from the shotgun were falling all around me. Great thanks John. I was mad! I could have been shot But he came back with 3 ducks which he cleaned and we ate that night.
Keep the memories alive and continue to talk about his life he lived here on earth. John was a great man. Teresa, Eddie, Jamie, Emmy, Tanner and family we send our condolences we are sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
God bless,
Seth & Amanda Ballard

Posted by Seth Ballard - Baytown, TX - Friend   May 08, 2014

Your love and life was epic. The best love story I know. We will always love and miss you. Us.

Posted by Jamie - La Porte, TX - Wife   May 08, 2014


I have tried many times to light this candle and sum up John's life, but you just can't sum up his life in a few short words. He was an extraordinary person, son, brother, father, husband, cousin, and friend. His smile and laugh was infectious as well as his love for the outdoors. His love for family and friends went beyond compare. He loved life, and enjoyed it to the fullest. The loss this family has suffered is unimaginable, and can not be measured. He was a great man, and I wish more could have witnessed his greatness. I will not say good bye, but until then I'll "suck it up & get on with it" till we see you on the other side. You will be missed and we love you!

Posted by Stephanie - TX - cousin   May 07, 2014

Posted by Mike Poole - Deer Park, TX - fatherlaw   May 06, 2014


Eddie, Teresa and Jennifer,

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you all at this time. I have not seen John in many years, but he was an incredible young man. I pray that you find comfort in many loving memories.

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us."

Kelly, Cayt and Megan

Posted by Kelly Mobley - Deer Park, TX - Friend   May 05, 2014

Our lives were forever changed by this young man and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Our hearts are broken.

God bless you,
The Archer Family

Posted by Archer Family    May 05, 2014

I thought he was so cool in high school. He was a senior in my art class and got moved to my table because I was a quiet little rule follower. He was funny and laid back and a good friend to many. I met him again as an adult and not much changed :-) I feel lucky that I'm now in the lives of his family members, and I get to watch his kiddos grow up. I know he'll be watching down on his family from above.

Posted by Amy C - deer park, TX - Friend of the family   May 05, 2014

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