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 Tommy L. Graham

Tommy L. Graham

Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Mar 2010 (aged 66)
Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Burial San Benito, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 49445715 · View Source
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HARLINGEN, TX. — Tommy L. Graham
born August 15, 1943 in Harlingen, TX passed away peacefully at his home, 1 March 2010.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carole, son, Jack Graham, his wife, Cynthia of Brownsville, daughter, USAF Captain Sherry Graham, currently serving in Afghanistan, her husband, USAF Captain Blane Neufeld, stationed at Tinker AFB, OK, sister, Shirley Ann James of Harlingen, two grandchildren Taylor and Shelby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margurite Graham.

Tommy was the proud owner of Tommy Graham's Paint and Body Shop, family owned and operated with his son, Jack, in Harlingen since 1978. He was a graduate of the 1961 class of Harlingen High School and began his career in the body shop business at Boggus Ford. He subsequently joined the Texas Army National Guard in 1965 where he served in a Recon Platoon. He loved his country and took pride in all who served. With his wife and children in tow, he was an avid hunter and fisherman where his favorite years were spent on the King Ranch as President of the Valley Hunting Club….. always in search of the ultimate B&C buck. He never missed an opportunity to laugh and share stories with his friends; and brag about his cooking, which was always suspect to his wife and kids (if your mouth wasn't on fire it wasn't ready yet).
Tommy was a husband first, a father second, and a friend always. He loved his family, his employees, and lastly he loved life…which he lived to fullest. He will be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.

Services will be held at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen, 2 PM, Monday, 8 March 2010.

Burial will follow with full Military Honors at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers: Forrest Jackson, Tommy Rupert, Mark Magouirk, Scott Hamby, Travis Helmricks, and Jay Dwiggins.
Honorary pallbearers include Tommy Graham's Paint and Body Shop employees.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Rio Grande Valley Children's Home, 3780 N. Benson, Mission, TX. 78572 or The Ronald McDonald House, 1720 Treasure Hills Blvd, Harlingen, TX 78550.

The family invites you to leave a memory or condolence at

Arrangements with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: Candis Laningham
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49445715
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy L. Graham (15 Aug 1943–1 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49445715, citing Mont Meta Memorial Park, San Benito, Cameron County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Candis Laningham (contributor 46920762) .