Jeffery Ellis Graves, 51, of Medford, Ore., passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1961 in Central Point, Ore. to Tommy and Anita Graves.

Jeffery was the youngest of six children. He attended OIT and during that time played with their football team. He was a longtime resident of Medford and was employed by Childress Roofing. He was a member of the USBC Bowling Congress. He enjoyed bowling, watching sports, socializing with family and friends, and loved to barbeque.

Jeffery will be remembered by his loving partner, Sheryl; children, Joselynn, Kelsey, and Tyler, along with five grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by three sisters, Mary (Ken) Wilson, Gloria (Gary) Harper, and Vera (Mike) Sailors and one brother, Leyne (Teresita) Chan. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Tommie Jean.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life and potluck for Jeffery at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 1903 Elm Ave., Medford.

Arrangements are by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Log onto the website to sign condolences.