Eugene H. Graham
July 27, 2015 - August 27, 2015
Eugene H. Graham, age 82 of Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his home with his loving family at his side.
Born July 17, 1933 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was the youngest son of Elmer B. and Sarah A. (Athon) Graham. On December 23, 1955 he was united in marriage to Nancy Kirk of Callao, Missouri who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Karma Sue Thurman and husband Mike of Atlanta, Missouri and Merle Gene Graham of Macon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tatum Reed and husband Brian of Atlanta, Missouri, Tessa White and husband Jason of Brookfield, Missouri, Dillon Thurman and wife Falena of Atlanta, Missouri and Cole Thurman and fiancé Allison Liebhart of St. Joseph, Missouri; twelve great grandchildren, Carson, Mason, Jaxson and Jetson Reed, J. J., Jaden, Memphis, and Jaslin White, Dilana, Iris, Creedence, and Cyrus Thurman; four step great grandchildren, Zachary and Samantha Reed and Miranda and Jase White; one sister, Edith Fletcher and husband Larry of Elmer, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Rhoda Graham and Edith Graham; a special brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Jean Dye; and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Eldon, Earl who was killed in action in W.W. II, Lewis, George, and Johnny who is M.I.A. in Korea; and two sisters, Mary March and Margie Carrigan.
Gene lived his entire life west of Atlanta with the exception of two years serving his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska. He was a 1952 graduate of Atlanta High School and was a part of a winning basketball team, going to state his senior year. He farmed, worked at the Atlanta Elevator, Excello Feed Mill, and Rockin “R” Sales and Service in Atlanta. He was a member and deacon of the Chariton Ridge Baptist Church.
Gene was an avid Atlanta Hornet Fan. Most of all he enjoyed traveling with Nancy and watching all the children play sports.
Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Burial with military honors will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri.
Visitation will be Monday, August 31, 2015 with the family receiving friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials in memory of Eugene H. Graham may be made to the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.
E-Memorial Book and Condolences
Signed by: Randy Bunch on August 31, 2015 #
Signed by: Jani DeGraffenreid on August 31, 2015 #
Debbie Gorham let me know about Gene. You are in my prayers. I know it's a great loss to your family, but there's great joy in Heaven as Gene enters into eternity and our Father's everlasting arms. Do you know it's been almost 20 years since you and Gene came down for our 10th anniversary? Wish we could have been together more. I think of you often. Do you still live in the same place? Maybe we could get together sometime soon. May God keep you in perfect peace in this difficult time. Love Jani and David DeGraffenreid