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Mr. James Graham

August 02, 1929 - May 03, 2017

In Loving Memory of James Clayton Graham

James Clayton Graham

August 2nd, 1929 to May 3rd 2017


James Clayton Graham 87, of Indianapolis, passed away May 3rd, 2017 in Englewood, FL.  He was born in Lapel, Indiana on August 2nd, 1929 son of the late Clayton and Genevieve Graham.

He attended Lapel High School and Indiana University.

He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a proud member of the VFW, American Legion Post 495 and 40 & 8.  Jim was also a member of the Lapel Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite and The Shriners.

Jim retired as a manager from Indiana Bell in 1989 with 37 years of service.

Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed annual trips to Myrtle Beach, with all of his buddies and friends. He tried to never miss a Wednesday at Tipton Golf Club with his golfing friends here in Indiana in the summer, often stopping at Cheryl’s to “eat here and get gas.”  His other passion was all things IU, especially basketball and Bobby Knight, go Hoosiers! He also loved big band music and enjoyed birthday dinners at the Jazz Kitchen to hear the Cool City Jazz Band. 

He was a member of Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, FL where he spent his winters and on March 10th 2015, he got a hole in one.

Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years Dixie, and his children Jeri Graham-Bailey  (John), Michael Graham  (Cheryl), Jill Cunningham (Stan), Chris Bezzy (Tony),

Beloved grandfather to Stephanie and Jason, their children Emma & Ryder,

Heather, her children Isaiah & James , Michael & Misty, their children Charley , Eva, Adalyn & Grace, George & Crystal,  Rebecca & Joe,  their children Brody and Love, Amanda, Wade, Joey & Jennifer their son Andrew, Kimberley and Stefanie.

Services at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 2pm with visitation from 12 to 2pm.

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Mr.  James Graham


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