James Henry Graham
August 31, 1941 – February 10, 2024
James Henry Graham was born August 31, 1941 and left this life for a far better one with our loving Father on February 10, 2024.
James was always a hard worker. He started his career with a mule and plow when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Dimple High School in 1959. He joined the National Guard in 1959 to make a living for his Mama and sisters. James worked at Uraco for 25 year before retiring, then went into Criminal Justice and retired after 15 years. Most there knew him as PawPaw. He did all of this while also running his own lawn service.
James married Patricia Ann Bridges on December 21, 1962 who he spent 61 years loving unconditionally.
He is survived by his wife Pat, his son Calvin Graham and wife Beverly, his granddaughters Megan Graham and fiance Shanna Lyday, Kalee Sherwood and husband Grant, Ashley Athas Young and spouse Mark, grandson Levi Graham, two sisters- Micki Ward and husband Stanley and Pat Tucker, and sister in-law Laverne Graham. Also his most prized posessions, his great-grandchildren Ty Sherwood, Gannon Sherwood, Madison Sherwood, Gauge Graham, Donavan Lyday, McKyela Lyday, and Chandler Young. He was survived by his grandchildren’s mothers, LeeAnn Ragan and Kristi Graham, and a special family friend, Redona Hines.
He was proceded in death by his parents James Gavin Graham and Ida Elza Harp Graham, his brother Harmon Ray Graham, and loving inlaws George and Marie Bridges.
James loved the Lord, which in return taught him to love his family, who he always put before himself. He taught them to love and be loved, about working hard, and always being present. All of his family would agree he had the purest soul they’d ever known. He enjoyed attending his grandkids and great-grandkids activies, and didn’t miss much of it during his life here on Earth with them. He also loved sitting on the couch with his dog CJ watching the news and ballgames.
James being the selfless man he was requested to not have a memorial ceremony, but for everyone to continue loving life and family the way he did.
The family would like to thank Quality ER and Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville for the care they provided to James. Also Elara Caring Home Health who helped take care of him the last 2 years. He loved his nurses Traci and Sonia (Nurse Jane).
James’ cremation is under the care of Bright and Holland Funeral Home.
In Leui of flowers donations can be made in his honor to Blossom Methodist Church which he attended since 1980 or Blanton Creek Cemetery in Bagwell.
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