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Gerald Lynn Graham Sr
Obituary of Gerald Lynn Graham Sr
Gerald Graham Sr. age 75 of Clinton, TN passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Gerald was a Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Gerald enjoyed coaching for Clinton Jr. High School and South Clinton Optimist Club, fishing, and reading. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Gerald was a member of Clinton Christian Church.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Ruth McFarland Graham.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara Williams Graham of Clinton, TN; son, Jerry Graham of Clinton, TN; four grandchildren, Jerry Graham III, Nicholas Graham, Alyssa Graham, and Autumn Graham; two great grandchildren, Aiden Graham, and Aubrey Graham; special niece, Samantha Byrge; special grandchild, Madisyn Graham, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Gerald's pallbearers will be Jerry Graham III, Nicholas Graham, Jason Leinart, Jason Phillips, Dylan Kear, and Tony Duncan; honorary pallbearers are Teddy Phillips, and Chris Kenner.
Gerald's family will receive his friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 1017 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service to follow at 8:00 pm with Rev. Rick Murphey officiating. Gerald's interment will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Powell, TN with full military honors.
I am very sorry to hear of the death of my cousin. Jerry was about 14 years older than I, and we saw each other regularly at Mamaw's house during our childhood and early adult years. I have not seen him in probably 35 years, but did keep up with the family through Uncle Ralph and Sue. I am Herbert McFarland's (Ruth's brother) daughter. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of a loving husband, father, and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. I also celebrate with you the joy of Jerry's victory upon receiving his eternal reward as a faithful servant of our Lord.
Karen McFarland Taylor Jun 4 2017 12:00 AM
Jerry, I just found out yesterday about your Dad. I'm so very sorry and know how it feels to loose a parent! Please know that I'm thinking of you and the kids and your Sweet Mom. Wishing that I could give you a big Hug right now! Your in my Prayer's Always. Love, Lisa Hooks
Lisa Hooks Jun 4 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry about the loss of Gerald Graham. He was a very good person whom I worked with for several years. Praying for the family.
Kathy McGowan Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Graham Sr
Kathy McGowan Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
In are thoughts and prayers.
Joe,Bridgette Webber/Starrleigh Daugherty Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
Jerry is now without the pains he suffered. He was a great playmate and cousin oh so many years ago. RIP Jerry.
Don McFarland Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Angela Pitts Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM
Gerald was a wonderful person and a very good friend. I will miss him. The great thing about death is we will see him again and it will be for eternity. I look forward to this reunion. Thank you Gerald for many good times we had together and the stories that we passed along the way.
Wimp Shoopman Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM
Gerald was a true gentleman and friend. We are honored to have known him.
George and Terri Lawton Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your lose . I know he in heaven watching over everyone. He was a great man I can remember him coaching us in little league football. Always pushing us for our best . Thank you Gerald for all you have done you was a inspiration.
Mickey reeder Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM