John was the son of John S Graham and Myrtle Irene Grafton. He had two sisters Isabelle E. Pumphrey and Helen I. Taylor. He was pre-deceased by two half brothers: Nicholas Singleton and Lewis Singleton and one half sister: Rosemary E.Jawarski. He retired from Chrysler and was an avid fisherman. He was a talented muscian who played the guitar and harmonica and had a beautiful tenor voice. He was married to Ellen Sue Mabrey and had one son Jay Edward Graham and two daughters Julia Lynn Graham Smith and Barbara Ann Graham.