GRAHAM, JR., LEON EUGENE - White County, Arkansas | LEON EUGENE GRAHAM, JR. - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Leon Eugene GRAHAM, JR.

Union Grove (Bald Knob) (African American) Cemetery
White County,

Jan 16, 1960 - June 24, 2018


Leon Eugene Graham, Jr. was born to Patricia and Leon Graham, Sr. on January 16, 1960, in Searcy, Arkansas.

Leon attended school in Bald Knob, Arkansas. After graduating he attended Arkansas State University in Beebe and Searcy and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. For many years he worked as a manager at Wal-Mart in Jackson, Mississippi. After returning home he was employed by ITW Paslode in Augusta, Arkansas, and Lowe's in Searcy, Arkansas, as a manager.
He loved all sports and was an avid fan and supporter. He coached his son and many area youth in baseball, softball, and football. Leon spent many years umpiring around the state. He served his community in various capacities, including but not limited to, the Chamber of Commerce for three years and held the office of presidency for one year, the Booster Club for eight years, and the Bald Knob School Board from 2009-2013. He was an enthusiast of his alma mater.
He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member and Associate Minister of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and served in the Men's Ministry. His passion for singing was overt and permeated through his singing in the choir.
Leon was preceded in death by his father, Leon Graham, Sr. His mother, Patricia Graham, gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was also preceded in death by his sister: Tina Graham; his maternal grandparents: Carolyn Rycraw and William Rycraw, Sr.; his paternal grandparents: Onilee Graham and Earnest Lee Graham; and his aunts: Gloria Hoyle, Carol Jackson, Carolyn Rycraw, and Viola Moore-Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Melissa Graham; three sons: Kamron Graham, DiAndre Woods both of Bald Knob, AR, and Terrell Woods of Searcy, AR; three daughters: Shavon Graham of Colton, California, Felicia Graham of Fayetteville, AR, and Brenda Graham of Bald Knob, AR; three brothers: Kenneth Graham, Sr. (Tonya) of Little Rock, AR, James Graham (Pamela) of Searcy, AR, and George Smith (Tammy) of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters: Kammi Shannon (Kenneth) of Springdale, AR, and Tammy Starks of Tulsa, OK; one aunt: Juanita Carmen Wilson (Dewight) of Little Rock, AR; two uncles: William Rycraw of Searcy, AR, and Rev. Roderick Smith of Bald Knob, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Bald Knob with services starting immediately at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob-Judsonia.

"Don't weep, I'm simply resting in God's arms"

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Submitted: 11/29/19 • Approved: 12/5/19 • Last Updated: 12/8/19 • R1284133-G0-S3

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