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James Michael Gravis Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1942 - 2012

James Michael GravisJames Michael Gravis, 70, of Evadale, passed away at his home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Mike was born January 15, 1942 in Evadale to Bruce W. and Ruby Gravis. Upon graduation from high school, he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant in 1964. After being discharged, he began work for Santa Fe Railroad, where he remained until 1988. At that time, he began work for Econorail until his retirement in 2003. Mike was a member of Evadale Masonic Lodge #1366 for over 25 years. He also served as a Trustee on the Evadale ISD school board and coached Little Dribblers basketball for many years.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bruce 'Dwain' Gravis.

He is survived by his wife Joan of Evadale; three sons, Michael, Jr., Douglas and wife Rhonda, of Evadale and Steven and wife Jo Ellen of Silsbee; daughter Rhonda LeBlanc and husband Britt of Evadale; two brothers, Johnny and Roy and sister Kathy Guillory, all of Evadale and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his nephews: Bruce William Gravis II, Zachary Gravis, Johnny Gravis Jr, Jacob Harris, Allen Gregory, Lynn Langston II, Rhett Gravis and Roy Gravis II. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny White, Douglas Jones, Buddy Tanton, Lynn Hollyfield, Bert Fling and Johnny LeBlanc.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2012 at New Beginnings Church in Evadale. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the church with Reverend Jeff Gravis and Reverend C W Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at Morse Cemetery in Buna.

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There are currently 6 condolences.

Stephanie McGallion
Sunday October 14, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Mrs.Gravis and family-- So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace. You are in my prayers. Stephanie
David Crain
Saturday October 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in our prayers.
Walter & Dale Ann Cherry
Friday October 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Joan, children and all the Gravis family. May God bring peace and comfort at this difficult time. Will keep you in prayer and in our thoughts. God's blessings be with you all.
Thursday October 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Kirby Dartez
Thursday October 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. Mike was one of the best conductors we ever had here at the Port of Beaumont. All of us here at the port are sorry to hear of his passing, and will keep you in our prayers. Kirby Dartez Director of Operations Port of Beaumont
Robert Cheek
Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Joan my thoughts are with you and your family..I am sorry to hear of his passing....

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