VALLEJO, Calif. – Kevin Robert Graves, 38, precious son of the late Kenneth R. Graves of Etna and Jeanne (Paradis) Graves Smith of Richland, Wash., passed away Nov. 22, 2008. Kevin was born Dec. 28, 1969, in Wolfeboro, N.H. The majority of his life was lived in Vallejo, Calif., although his early life was spent in Etna and Bangor He attended The Children’s Opportunity Center, Bangor, and Everest TMR School, Vallejo, Calif. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He had a special way of “tugging at your heart strings.” He was an exceptional autistic person and was dearly loved. He is survived by his mother; stepfather, William Smith of Kennewick, Wash.; half siblings, Sherry Leathers of Brewer, Kenneth R. Graves Jr. of Dedham, Carmen Daigle of Glenburn and Terri Butcher of Bangor; stepsiblings, Tamara Booker of Pasco, Wash., and Shaw Smith of Kennewick, Wash.; paternal grandmother, Arlene Graves of Etna; uncles, Arthur, Berkeley and Dale Graves of Etna; aunt, Rebecca Towle of Etna; uncle, Stephen Paradis and aunt, Lynn Paradis, of Potomac Falls, Va.; his extended family of Harrison Care Home; and the Gray Family of Vallejo, Calif., who loved and cared for Kevin for many years. He was predeceased by his father in 1972; his brother, Kirk Raymond Graves; maternal grandmother, Charline M. Paradis; and paternal grandfather, Kenneth W. Graves. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. June 7, at Calvary Chapel, 154 River Road, Orrington, with Pastor Ken Graves officiating. Burial will be private at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Etna. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Harrison Care Home, 390 Sawyer St., Vallejo, CA 94589.