John Graham

GRAHAM, John “Ed” Edgar, 66, of New Martinsville, WV, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, WV.

John was born August 5, 1946 in New Martinsville, WV son of the late Kling Darius and Louise Powell Graham

He was a retired welder for Columbian Chemical, U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam, member of New Martinsville American Legion Post #28, Wetzel Masonic Lodge #39 A.F.&A.M., Tyler County Shrine Club – Nemesis Shire A.A.O.N.M.S, life member of North American Hunting Club, member of the NRA, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and riding his four-wheeler and member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Keith “K.D.” Graham; and sister, Dorothy Graham.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Gladys Hilton Lasure Graham; son, Brian E. (Ann) Graham of Fort Worth, TX and daughter, Becky (Matt) Forrester of New Martinsville, WV; two grandsons, Daniel (Sarah) Graham and Isaac Graham; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Graham and John Graham and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 1-3 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes, 1224 S. Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ on Maple Ave. with Rev. Dr. Victor Hunter officiating.

Interment in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, WV.

Full graveside rites will be conducted by Wetzel Masonic Lodge #39 A.F. & A.M. and the Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made, in John’s name, to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 960 Penn Ave. Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Expression of sympathy may be made