Thurman David Graham, 54, formerly of Iola, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home in St. Louis, Mo.
He was born in Fort Scott on July 6, 1957. He called Kansas home and attended Fort Scott and Iola schools. He was graduated from Iola High School in 1975. He then attended Pittsburg State University. He worked for various construction companies throughout his career.
He married Ida Clark in October 2011. He grew up in the church and was an active member. He recently was attending St. Augustine Parish, St. Louis. He was involved in athletics including basketball, football and was a talented sprinter who was a part of record-setting teams. He also enjoyed music and played the drums.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. Graham, Sr., brother, Nathaniel M. Graham, and nephew, Justin Graham.
He is survived by his wife, Ida; his daughter, Tia Graham; a stepson Romale (Maggie) Clark; stepgranddaughter Imani; parents Naomi (Eugene) Clounch; siblings Paul A. (Rondalyn) Graham, Jr., William Rodney (Glenda) Graham, Teresa L. Clounch and Gena M. Clounch; nephews and nieces Chris (Amie) Harris, Tyrone (Gabrielle) Harris, Jonathan Johnson, Chandler “Bo” Graham, Jennifer Graham, Jared Graham and Jeff (Ramona) Cole; uncles and aunts, George W. Johnson, Jr., Gloria (Charles) Estill, Kenneth Clounch, Ruby Forbes, Freddie Graham and Ina Clark (Bo) Bates; sister-in-law, Janae Bates; and Iesha Clark, niece.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Augustine Parish, St. Louis, Mo.