Submit an Obituary
Search By Location
Photos & Memorials
Legends & Legacies
In The News
Today In History
Grief & Support
Sympathy & Condolence Advice
How To Write An Obituary
Submit An Obituary
John Graves has always been the light that brought many a...
- Andrea Rendon
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your...
I found the book Goodbye in a library in Richmond,TX about...
- Gary Cowart
I have never missed someone I never met as much. "Goodby"...
- Charlie Brannon
Jane,Helen and Sally! just read about your John today, and...
- Jane Blankenship Hooper
John Graves (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Author John Graves, whose authentic portrayals of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92.
Graves' death was announced Wednesday by W.K. "Kip" Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters. Stratton wrote in an email to institute members that Graves died at his home near Glen Rose.
Graves was a towering literary figure best known for his 1960 book "Goodbye to a River." The memoir about a canoe trip down the Brazos River has endured as one of the most widely read and acclaimed books about Texas and was nominated for a National Book Award.
Graves also wrote "Hard Scrabble" in 1974 and "From a Limestone Ledge" in 1980. The books became known as his "Brazos Trilogy."
PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press
Copyright © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
View Guest Book
Related Memorial Sites
Donate to Charity
How To Submit An Obituary
Find Advice & Support
Sympathy and Condolence Advice
Return to today's Obituaries for The Columbian
Follow this Obituary
Remember on Facebook
Follow via email
*Please enter a valid email address.
Bookmark this memorial on Facebook with the My Memorials™ application. My Memorials™ helps you honor departed family members, friends, and even favorite celebrities – all on your Facebook page.
Thank you. You have now memorialized
The My Memorials Facebook app allows you to:
with memorials that are important to you.
on your memorials in your Facebook News Feed.
Share your memories
with your Facebook friends.
VIEW YOUR MY MEMORIALS PAGE
Return to Obituary
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Past 3 days
Past 7 days
Past 2 weeks
Past 30 days
Past 6 months
Republic of Ireland
District of Columbia
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
All Washington obituaries
News Tribune (Tacoma)
Peninsula Daily News
Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company
The Herald (Everett)
Specific Date Range:
Questions? Contact Us
© 2015 Legacy.com All Rights Reserved