Terrel John Russell Graham

February 17, 1947October 18, 2013

Terrel (Terry) John Russell Graham age 66, of Plano TX Passed away Friday the 18th, 2013 at his residence. A private family service will be held Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew him.

Terry was born on February 17, 1947 in Denver CO, a son of John & Doris Graham. With his love of electronics Terry graduated from NEI of Denver, CO in 1966 with that he had a career at Collins, Rockwell over 40 years. Terry was very proud to have served on the Dallas police dept Reserve as a Captain.

Terry also enjoyed time in the sky he began flying early on and soloed on his 16th birthday and later received his private pilot’s license at the age of 17. Back than this was seldom accomplished at such a young age. Terry’s love of hunting and Wyoming brought him back home to hunt with his lifelong friends Lee and Carol Yake.

Terry’s first marriage to Helen Claubaugh brought him a lifelong son Spencer Jay they later divorced. Terry then met the love of his life Peggy Perry and Married in 2000 bringing together two families including Peggy’s children John Housewright and Jeanna Melton He was survived by his wife Peggy Graham of Plano, TX, Mother Doris Graham of Gillette WY, Brother Jerry Graham of Gillette Wyoming, Step-son Spencer Jay of Dallas Texas, Nieces Jennifer (Logan) Triplett of Basin WY, Kathryn (Colin) Jones of Thermopolis WY, Didi (Brad) Jasperson Lyon of Norfolk NE and extended family.

Terry was preceded in death by his grandparents and father John (Jack) Russell Graham and Peggy’s Son John Malloy Housewright.

Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano has charge of arrangements.


Terrel John Russell Graham

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Mindy Wolfson

December 18, 2013

I am so very sorry for the loss of Terry. He was a wonderful man and neighbor. I just heard about his passing yesterday and am in shock. Prayers are with Peggy and the rest of the family!
Mindy Wolfson (neighbor, Plano, Texas)

John Streeter

October 26, 2013

Rest in piece cousin. I will miss you

Al Neve

October 23, 2013

Terry was a good friend and great to work with. His work in the Failure Analysis Lab at Rockwell Collins helped me solve a difficult problem on the 0dB Antenna. He was always willing to go the extra mile. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing with friends at lunch and performing at other times. His life was way too short but his home in heaven is a far better place.

Audrey Hensley

October 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for Family. RIP Terry

David Bodenstedt

October 23, 2013

A wonderful man and a true friend will be greatly missed. I had the privilege of working with Terry for many many years at Rockwell Collins. He was one to never let you down. No task was too challenging for Terry not to try and help (and usually succeed). He was a vital part of the SCAMP troubleshooting team and I will be eternally grateful for his help and especially his friendship. My sincere condolences to his family and may he rest in peace in his lord. Prayers & Thoughts - David Bodenstedt