Bobby (Bob) Graham, a veteran of the United States Army, and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather joined his Savior Jesus Christ on November 14, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born in Paris, Texas on August 17, 1935 to Herman O’Thelman Graham and Myrtle Leona (Long) Graham. Family hour will be from 6-8:00 PM on Tuesday November 17th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A graveside service in his honor will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday November 18th at the Highland Cemetery Pavilion with Garry McNiel officiating. His honorary pallbearers will be Dustan Portman, Carl Reese, Chad Portman, Jacob Graham, Ty Reynolds, and Cole Reese. The service will be available to view via live stream on the funeral home fb page.
Bob married his beloved Earline in Paris, Texas on July 20, 1961. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma. Bob’s love for God came first in his life, along with the love for his wife and family. Growing up Bob watched his father as a mechanic working on cars and motorcycles. This gave Bob the love for people and sales feeling the two went hand in hand together from selling insurance, cars, motorcycles, and RV. Bob’s legacy will be carried on by his son Ronnie who has worked by his side since he was a young man. Bob loved to travel always looking forward to his next adventure with his wife and cherished grandchildren.
Mr. Graham is survived by his beloved wife, Earline of the home, children, Debra Portman and husband Bob of Mead, Oklahoma, Donna Reynolds and husband David of Durant, Oklahoma, Ronnie Graham and wife Melissa of Mead, Oklahoma, Paul Wade Graham and wife Donna of Hollis, New Hampshire, Anthony Graham and Julie Mullen of El Paso, Texas, grandchildren, Dustan Portman and wife Erin of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Chad Portman of McKinney, Texas, Carl Reese and wife Brandy of Calera, Oklahoma, Ty Reynolds of Durant, Oklahoma, Jacob Graham, Roshelle Winkler and husband Adam of Long Beach, California, Courtnee Trapp and husband Dave of Albuquerque, New Mexico, great grandchildren, Janey James of Calera, Oklahoma, Cole and Carlee Reese of Calera, Oklahoma Robert and Ryan Portman of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Mia and Vivienne Winkler of Long Beach, California, and Lillian and Max Trapp of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle Leona and Herman O’Thelman Graham.
Thank you to Bob’s coffee friends, he always enjoyed playing the game to see who would pay the bill.
The family would like to thank Victory Hospice for all of their compassionate care, and especially his speech therapist Kenya Coyle.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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