Buddy J. Graver, 84, a native and resident of Luling passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2021.
Visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Friday, December 31st from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., with burial to follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Larose.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rita Danos Graver; sons, Chris Graver (Vanessa), Randy Graver and Todd Graver (Merialee); son-in-law, Mike Balliviero; grandchildren, Quentin Balliviero, Casey Graver, Steven Graver, Abbey Poyadou, Courtney Bordelon, Cody Graver, Macy Graver, Maris Graver and Seth-Patrick Graver; 12 great-grandchildren.
Buddy was preceded in death by his city parents, Freddie and Mathilda Graver, country parents, Percy, Sr. and Verlie Estay; daughter, Tammy Graver Balliviero; grandchildren, Shanon Graver and Jared Graver; brothers, Alvin Estay, James Estay, Calvin Estay, Percy Estay, Jr. and Dudley Estay; sisters, Mary Louise Lancaster, Ella Pellerin and Gertrude Estay.
He retired from Monsanto Chemical Company working as a chemical operator. Upon retirement he lived his dream working for St. Charles Recreation Department. He was a member of the R.S.V.P. organization, Lifetime member of Luling Knights of Columbus Council #2409, an avid fisherman and he played softball, basketball, and bowling in many leagues including Monsanto and Holy Family. His proudest accomplishment was playing softball to the age of 65.
Falgout Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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