A retired Kennewick fire chief died Monday at age 89.
Donald “Gene” Graves was a lifelong resident of Kennewick.
Graves graduated from Kennewick High School and served in the Navy Seabees for two years on Guam, Herald archives show. After he was discharged, he went to work with his brothers at Graves Auto Service in Kennewick.
In 1956, Graves joined the Kennewick Fire Department, becoming chief in 1978. He retired in 1985.
Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.