Jackie Owen Graham Sr.
Jackie Owen Graham Sr., 73, of Rector, passed from this life on Friday January 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on August 21, 1940, in Rector to the late Wayne and Helen (Collier) Graham. Jackie was united in marriage on May 17, 1966, to Doris Ray (Smith) Graham in East St. Louis. He was a member of White Oak General Baptist Church and served our country faithfully in the United States Navy.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charlie Graham, and one daughter, Jerri Graham.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Graham of the home; one son, Jackie Graham of Rector; one daughter, Vera McClung of Rector; one brother, Larry Thurman of Illinois; two sisters, Rose Lindhorst of Illinois and Sarah Barrett of Florida; five grandchildren, Jackie Owen Graham II, Cecily Graham, Brent Ryne Graham, Jerri Graham and Kaylee McClung; five great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Christine Asher, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday January 27, 2014, with Bro. David Floyd officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
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