Jerry M. Graham Sr.


Jerry M. Graham Sr.

The journey on earth for Jerry M. Graham Sr., 75, ended on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at 12:20 a.m. as he entered his eternal home in the sweet arms of Jesus.

He was at home with his dearly loved family at the time of his passing.

Better known as “Pappy,” he was dearly loved by his wife, children and grandchildren — his legacy has forever impacted their lives. He enjoyed riding in the mountains and walking trails. He was an outdoor person and enjoyed cutting firewood and outdoor jobs. He was a Tennessee Volunteer fan. He was a devoted member of Candies Creek Baptist Church, and loved spending time with his family, hence his reputation as a family man.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Graham; father, Arnold Graham; mother, Pauline Thompson Graham; brothers, Harold Graham and Murel Graham; and a nephew, Robert Graham.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years of marriage, Doris E. Wilson Graham; daughter Rhonda Torbett, and her spouse, Michael; son, Jay Graham; grandchildren: Hayley Wood, and spouse, Durelle, Christian Torbett, Destany Graham and Bailey Graham; one great-grand-daughter; two soon-to-be-born great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. 

The family will receive friends today, Dec. 22, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Candies Creel Baptist Church, 294 Old Eureka Road in Charleston.

The funeral will follow visitation at the church with Pastor Stan Gibson officiating.

The interment will take place on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the Sunset Memorial Gardens with David Graham, Lanny Graham, Terry Graham, Heath Allen, Jared Allen and Frankie Wilcoxin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be  Howard Hamilton, Rick Cawood, Jason Taylor, Steve Morgan and Keith Shell. 

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Saint Jude’s Children’s hospital or Shriner’s Children hospital in his memory.

Share a memory or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Graham family with his arrangements. 


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