Walter Mack Graham Obituary

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Walter Mack Graham, 87 of White City, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  He was born on May 3, 1927 in Frink, Florida.

He was a faithful member of White City First Baptist Church, where he served until his health failed.  He served his country in WW II in the US Navy and also served as Gulf County Commissioner from 1962-1974. 

Walter was a member of VFW Post 10069; the American Legion; Dixie Masonic Lodge 109-Blountstown, FL; Bay County Chapter 39 RAM; Panama City Council No. 26 R & SM and St. John's Commandery No. 29 Knights Templar-Panama City, FL.  He retired from St. Joe Paper Company in 1992, after 44 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pearl Kinard Graham;  daughter, Charlotte Colbert;  granddaughter, Kristy Graham; son-in-law, Jerry Wood and his siblings: Frank Graham, Stella Scully, Allie Williams, Ruby Bozeman, Duncan Graham, Pearl Marlow , Mamie Pitts and Maggie Barrier.

He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Ruth Freeman Graham; his children, Linda Wood and Holly Atkins (Charles) of Port St Joe, Judy Rowan of Crestview, Robert Graham (Kathy) of White City and son-in-law David Colbert (Jan) of Tallahassee; his grandchildren, Al Wood (Jenna), Brian Wood (Savannah), Analisa Wood Sellers (Jayce), Marci Rowan Giffin (Steve), Lisa Rowan Daugherty (Dan), Michael Douds, Tammy Colbert Mackey (Matt), Matthew Colbert (Suzy), Kelley Graham Smith (Hunter), Johnathon Graham, Katie Graham and Charla Atkins Douglas (Justin); and his great grandchildren, Devin & Ethan Wood, Peyton & Aubrey Sellers, Colton Wood, Wake Giffin, Brandon Williams, Madison Daugherty, Jayden Douds, Caleb, Charlotte & Colby Mackey, Hayden Hunter, David Colbert, Zackery Lebel, Avery & Maddox Smith, Madilee Douglas and a large extended family.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at White City First Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Davis and Rev. Hubert Six officiating.  The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 9, at the church.  Walter's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Those who wish may make donations to the American Diabetes Foundation, or 800-diabetes, or the White City First Baptist Church.

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