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Gary C. Graham

August 3, 1935 — February 4, 2019

Gary Claude Graham, 83, of Oil City, passed away at his residence early Monday morning, February 4, 2019.

Born in Franklin on August 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Charles and Paige Colgrove Graham.

Mr. Graham was a graduate of Cranberry High School and then went on to proudly service his country in the United States Air Force, serving time in Japan. He was honorably discharged on December 14, 1962.

Gary worked many years at the former Wonder Bread in Franklin as a driver then as store manager. More recently he drove bus for the Cranberry Bus Company.

Gary loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching westerns and sports and enjoyed playing golf.

Surviving are his children; Kim Rodgers and her husband Allen of Sugarcreek, Ray Nelson of Franklin, and Stacy Umstead of Oil City; a son-in-law, Dan Umstead of Franklin; a brother, Dean "Chuck" Graham of Seneca; two sister-in-law's, Jan Graham of Seneca and Alice Graham of Angier, NC; two grandchildren, Gary Graham and Jacob Umstead; a great-grandson, Chase Graham and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Graham and Richard Graham and a sister, Judi Eddinger.

There will be no visitation.

A graveside Military Service will be rendered by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard on Saturday February 16, 2019 at Rockland Cemetery at 11:00 A.M.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 312 West Park St. Franklin.

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