James D. Graham

January 27, 1932March 16, 2020

James Graham, 88, of Friendswood TX, passed away March 16, 2020. He was born in Buffalo, TX on January 27, 1932 to Dollie Holland Graham and James B. Graham of Buffalo, TX. He was married to Robbie Turman Graham for 24 years and then to Sandra Graham for 29 years. He was a devoted employee at Hill’s Sand Company and later retired after many years of service. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather devoted to his two daughters throughout his life. In his early life he was a member if the Little Star Missionary Baptist Church in Freestone County (no longer in existence) and was baptized in Buffalo Creek at the age of 16. He joined the Navy at the age of 18 and was assigned to the U.S.S Wasp (CV-18) Aircraft Carrier which collided with the Destroyer Minesweeper Hobson. He was ultimately discharged from the Navy in 1955. In his later years, he was associated with the First Baptist Church and was also a member of the Buffalo Senior Center in which he attended on a regular basis. Throughout his life, his hobbies included football, camping, bicycling, riding horses, farming, socializing and buying and selling tools through the local Trading Post. He graduated from Buffalo High School and received a scholarship for his outstanding performance in helping to lead the Buffalo Bison’s football team to their All District championship. He was a favorite amongst his classmates and was also voted most handsome in his class. He is survived by his children, Glenda Holcomb and Kimberly Alex; step-children Mike Smith and Jerri Ann Hutchings; grandchildren Michael Allsbrooks, Matthew Allsbrooks and Samantha Spruce; step-grand-children Miranda Buckmaster, Travis Hutchings and Sheramie Shipley, Casie Rampy and Taylor Stringer; 6 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren; siblings Helen Rommel, Della Baker and Betty Lou Godby; with numerous nieces and nephews including Debbie Campbell (Husband Ken) and Brian Schoenemann (wife Nikki) He is preceded in death by his parents, Dollie Holland Graham and James B. Graham; brothers, Bill and Joe Graham; sisters, Coella Moore, Mabel Kate Baker, Mary Virginia Schoenemann and Jo Ann Davis; step-son Mark Smith.


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Dawn Clouse

March 25, 2020

I had many wonderful memories knowing Mr. James Graham. He allowed me to be a part of his family for many years. I will always cherish those years. What a fun loving father he was. Thank you so much for so many great memories. RIP. Love always to your family!

Nina Osborne

March 23, 2020

Please except our condolences from Forest Park East Funeral Home for the loss of your loved one.

Tim and Martha Stanley

March 21, 2020

Prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the good memories with your sweet daddy. I know you will miss him terribly. Remember he will always be watching over all you
Martha and timmy

Patsy Randle

March 21, 2020

James was the spark that kept us
amused at Buffalo Senior Center . He always had a kind word for all the ladies .James came in each day at 11:25,with a story to tell before lunch at 11:30. Guess what! we waited and listened until he finished. Why? Because he always put a smile on each person face that day.
James was always eager to help any way he could
We love you,
Buffalo Senior Center