Todd Shawn Graves of Grove, Okla. passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He was 51.

Todd was born January 17, 1966 in Baxter Springs, Kan., to James and Sandra (Foster) Graves. He grew up in Picher, Okla. and graduated from Picher – Cardin High School in 1984. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. He was an All -Conference football player, playing football in high school and college.    

Todd was a basketball and football coach and teacher a Picher-Cardin High School, Teacher at Seneca High School in Seneca, Mo. and football coach and teacher at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Picher, Okla. 

Todd is survived by his son, Jaden Graves of Springfield, Mo., his daughter, Jacy Graves of Springfield, Mo., his parents,  James and Sandra Graves of Grove, Okla., his brother, Rod Graves and wife Terri of Miami, Okla., his niece, Kelsey and husband Dr. Dainel Haines of Kansas City, Mo., aunts, uncles and cousins. 

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Assn. Online condolences may be made at