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Paul Bissell Graves, Sr.

Paul Bissell Graves, Sr.
  • August 4, 1940 - September 23, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
  • Memorials may be made to
  • German Friendly Society Foundation
    29 Chalmers Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Dearest Sandra and Family,I just got the news of Paul passing. I have been in Oregon since August 4th. I am so fortunate to have known him,you and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Betts Grant - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Bissell and Susie, Brenda and I are sorry for your lose. Sorry we could not make to the funeral. I work a 24 hour shift and slept most of the day...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“On behalf of NAIFA Charleston (National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - formerly the Life Underwriters Association), please accept...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: NAIFA - Charleston President - SC

“We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. We're so sorry for your loss.In Sympathy,Larry Shirley, Past President, Charleston Life...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Shirley - Charleston, SC

“Paul was a gracious "gentleman of the old school' who enriched the lives of all who knew him. His passing leaves a void which can only be filled...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: stephen nolan - mt pleasant, SC

“I would like to express our sincerest condolences to Sandra, Bissell, Patrick, Dennis, and Susan on the passing of Paul. Please know that Cherie and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mack Magill - Spring Branch, TX

“Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: F.D.

“Bissell, I'm so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. I wish I was going to be there to see you, but I'm up in my house in ND.I hope you're well...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: jim nimmich - sullivans island, SC

“What a wonderful man; as a colleague and friend I remember him always as friendly, jovial, and genuine. I shall miss him.Sincerely,Roberta Barrett ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Roberta Barrett - Mount Pleasant, SC


10 of 12 | Posted by: Roberta Barrett - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So sorry for the loss of Paul, I bowled with him for many years and he was a great person that loved to bowl and always had a smile on his face. We...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Tyrrell - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear about this. Paul was my favorite brother-in-law. He taught me a lot. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Melody Easterby-Lowe - Charleston, SC


Paul Bissell Graves, Sr., 78, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Sandra Shahid Graves entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 23, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive at 10:30 a.m. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will be in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 4:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road.

Paul was born August 4, 1940 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late John Tamplet Graves, Sr. and Eunice Anderson Graves. He attended Clemson University and was a member of the first bowling team. Paul was a very active member in the community; He was a Past President of the German Friendly Society in 1997, a Past President of the Charleston Life Underwriters Association, a former Charter President of Mount Pleasant Optimist Club, a member of the Exchange Club of Charleston, and a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church. He was an avid bowler and sports fisherman. He enjoyed traveling around the world with Sandra and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra S. Graves of Mount Pleasant; three sons, P. Bissell Graves, Jr. (Kelly) of Sullivans Island, SC, Dr. Richard T. Patrick (Allison) of Sumter, SC and Dennis M. Patrick (Sandra) of Mount Pleasant, SC; daughter, Susan G. Hopson (Tommy) of Mount Pleasant, SC; ten grandchildren: Savannah, Lily, Walker, Hugh, Chandler, Mary Emma, Brooke, Rachel, Paul David, and Eleanor.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org/donate or the German Friendly Society Foundation, 29 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401.