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John Antonio Graves

February 14, 1989 - January 6, 2023

Visitation: 12 PM – 2 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Service: 2 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Stith Funeral Home, Junction City, KY

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John Antonio Graves II, 33, died January 6, 2023. He was born in Danville, Kentucky on February 14, 1989, to John Antonio Graves and Patricia Diane Peyton. “Tonio” worked for the City of Louisville Public Works Department. Tonio had a heart of gold and loved his family and children unconditionally. He was an avid football player and enjoyed horseback riding. His love for dogs was unmatched as he leaves his buddy “Cola” and former buddy “Mellow”.

Tonio is predeceasd by a brother, Tyson Graves, uncle, Timothy Graves, grandfather, John “Cookie” Houston, mother, Patricia Peyton Thompson, brother-in-law, Demetrius Davis, aunt, Anita Taylor and grandparents, Wanda and Estill Peyton.

Tonio is survived by his children, X’zayvier Leavell, Kaleigha Callinan, Kiarih Graves, Braxton Ford, John Antonio Graves III, Jayden Graves and Julian Graves, father, John Antonio Graves, siblings, Renata Davis, Taneisha Beasley, Paige Graves, Diamond Turner, Hope Graves, Special Graves, Christian Spiller “Quentin”, Kobe Graves Hardin, Hayden Graves, Alaya Dewitt, and Jasmine Coulter. He is also survived by his grandmother, Ruth Ann Graves, aunts, Terri Graves and Connie Maddox, uncles, Mike (Freda) Peyton and Keith Peyton, lifelong companion Tonya Alcorn as well as many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City, Kentucky with Laron Tanksley officiating. Visitation will be from 12-2 prior to the service. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Landon Davis, Seth Alcorn, Sheron Alcorn, Corian Knott, Xavier Dockery, Tre Davis and Joseph Ray Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KODA. Our online guestbook is available at

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