March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:00 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, March 23, 2012 5-9 pm
Ernest Graham, 86 of North Lewisburg, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 in his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born January 14, 1926 in North Lewisburg, OH, the son of Foster and Jennie (Gardner) Graham.
Ernest operated a bulldozer for Miller Excavating for over 35 years. He then founded G&G Excavating where he worked until he retired. Ernest served his country in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking trips to ‘the boat’ to gamble. Ernest especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Donna (Patrick) Graham, daughters, Karen (William) Blazer of Woodstock and Leslie (Terry) Scott of North Lewisburg; son, Jack (Deborah) Graham of North Lewisburg; grandchildren, Tamara Blazer Ford of Fort Myers, FL, Tricia (Courtney) Deere of Woodstock, Torre Blazer of Woodstock, Adam (Jennifer) Graham of North Lewisburg and Beau Graham of North Lewisburg; great grandchildren, Addison and Ainsley Ford, Michelle Moore, Austin Deere, Josy Reed, Melissa and Paige Graham; brother-in-law, Howard Heminger of West Liberty; numerous nieces and nephews including, Mary Vincent of Orient, OH.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herman and Chester Graham; sisters, Esther Mae Heminger, Mildred Antrim and Lydia Curl.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery North Lewisburg, Ohio. Serving as pallbearers will be Adam Graham, Beau Graham, Courtney Deere, Austin Deere, David Collier and Owen Camplin. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence ”Mick” Graham, David Graham and Larry Heminger.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 West Harding Rd, Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.