Wayne A. Graham

November 1, 1936 ~ October 25, 2018 (age 81)

Wayne Alvin Graham, 81, of Parish, passed away on October 24,2018 from a sudden illness.  Wayne was born in Syracuse, to Alvin and Irma Graham where they lived until they moved to Parish and purchased the Parish Hardware Store.
Wayne attended Parish middle and high school until he left to work full time for his parents at the hardware store.  He married Loretta J. Willis on November 24, 1956 and settled down in Parish to start a family.  After working at the hardware store, Wayne was a a bus driver for the APW school system until his final retirement after 21 years.  He was was also an active member of the Parish Fire department for 34 years.
Wayne loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and puttering around the house.
Survived by his wife of 62 years, Loretta J Graham, his sister Joan Longley, daughter Jacqueline (Victor) Bernardi of Jacksonville Fl., Allen (Mindy) Graham of Parish and grandchildren Victor, Nathan (Brittany), and Jessica.

Services will be private.


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