Dylan Thomas Graves, age 21, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 from injuries sustained in a tragic mowing accident in Bowling Green.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6 at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green. Burial was in Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Franklin.
A native of Simpson County, he was the son of Travis Lynn Graves of Franklin and Leslie Thacker Graves of Franklin. Dylan was a 2016 graduate of South Warren High School where he was a member of the marching band. He was lead guitarist and lead vocalist for his project Astronomy Club. He was also lead guitarist for Dan Luke and The Raid.
He was a talented musician and songwriter who, at such a young age, changed lives with his music and his loving, peaceful personality. He got his start performing at local venues in Franklin. Dylan went on with Dan Luke and The Raid to perform at Bottle Rock, Napa Valley, California and he was featured in a secret set at Bonnaroo 2018 to be featured in Rolling Stone Magazine.
He will be missed by many, especially his beloved family and brothers with whom he shared the stage.
Dylan was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Kathy Graves and maternal great grandmother, Sylvia Thacker and maternal great grandfather, Billy Graves.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Zoe Graves of Franklin; girlfriend, Taylor Sananikone; grandparents, Lynn Graves, Al and Angela Thacker, Nancy and Harold Johnson; great grandparents, Al Thacker, Sr. and Billie Graves all of Franklin; uncles, Ben Graves (Krista) of Bowling Green and Brent Thacker (Tina) and an aunt - Kristen Andrews both of Franklin; along with many cousins.
The family has requested that memorial gifts be made to Phoenix House Addiction Rehab (phoenixhouse.org) and/or Hungry for Music (hungryformusic.org).
Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com