John Wesley Graham

Published 8:42 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015

John Wesley Graham passed away on April 7, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1934, to the late Paul Taylor Graham and Gladys Lee Graham. He also was preceded in death by grandchildren Margery Elizabeth Graham and John Barry Graham.

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Helen Bowab Graham of Atmore; three sons, John Wesley Graham, Jr. (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Anthony Scott Graham (Jose) of Salinas, Calf., and Paul Thomas Graham (Evelyn) of Mountain Brook; and seven grandchildren, Andrew Julian Graham, Anne Cadman Graham, Carl Thomas Graham, and Samuel Taylor Graham of Mountain Brook, and George Gonzalez Graham, Jack Martin Graham, and Thomas Bowab Graham of Atlanta. He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Graham Woodson of Magnolia Springs.

An Atmore native, John graduated from Escambia County High School in 1952 and the University of Alabama in 1956, where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves prior to embarking on a career in the construction business as owner of Graham Contractors, Inc. He retired in 2008.

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A memorial service will be held at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 3 p.m. with Monsignor Timothy Deasy officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the favorite charity of the donor’s choice.