Leonard L. Graham Sr.

February 16, 1925October 27, 2013
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Leonard L. Graham, Sr. (Pap) passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Alice (Swafford) Graham of Jasper, TN. Also, his brother, George; sisters, Lucille Totty, Beatrice Graham and Anna Deacons. He is survived by his wife, Tillie of 66 years; sons, Les (Jeanie) Graham, Bruce Graham, Lee (Michele) Graham; grandson, Tyler (Aryn) Graham; granddaughter, Whitney (Frazier) Buttrey and 4 great grandchildren; sister, Mildred Greene; brothers, Roy, Reece (Betty), Rev. Dr. J.Billy (Anne) Graham. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church, Stratford High Men’s Club, Civitan Club and a member of the Buena Vista Masonic Lodge for 50 years. Leonard served 3 years in the army during WWII. He was recipient of 3 bronze stars and a medal of honor in Italy and France. He received his honorable discharge in 1946. After military service, Leonard trained as a life insurance salesman to eventually partner and establish an independent insurance agency in east Nashville. Foremost, a family provider, he loved road traveling, outdoor hobbies, and watching televised sports. We love you and will miss you, Pap. A visitation will be held from four until eight o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, the 29th of October, 2013 at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. A funeral service will be officiated by Bro. Mark Brandenburg and Rev. Dr. J. Billy Graham at one o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2013 in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to New Life Baptist Church at 4209 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Leonard L. Graham Sr.

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November 7, 2013

So very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, & great-grandfather. Rejoicing, though, in the knowledge, that we have as believers, that the loss is but a temporary one. Praying for comfort, & strength, for you all, until you meet, again.
~~~The Estes Family, of Joelton
~~~The Sparks Family, of Inglewood

Patti Sedillo

November 1, 2013

We're so sorry to hear about Leonard's passing. We know that he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tillie, and your family during this difficult time and in the days to come.
Knight family in Colorado -
Jan Tridle, Wade & Dana Knight, Lonnie and Patti Sedillo

Mildred Sue Greene

October 30, 2013

I miss you and will forever treasure you as the dear loving brother you always were. Looking forward to seeing you again in that glorious eternal realm.

October 29, 2013

The years we had camping together in FCRV will always be some of our favorite times. Our condolence to Ms. Tillie and her family. Love & Prayers