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Ronnie Graham

April 26, 1945 — October 28, 2014

RONNIE F. GRAHAM

Ronnie F. Graham, age 69, of Luray, MO, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 north of Wyaconda, MO.

Ronnie was born April 26, 1945 in Kirksville, MO, a son of Oscar and Wilma Courtney Graham.

On July 25, 1965, he and Darlene Hull were married at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka by the Rev. Gerald Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene, of the home; two daughters, Connie Spurgeon (Kevin Bienhoff) of Timewell, IL and Janie (Mrs. Roger) Speer of Luray, MO; two grandchildren, Casey Spurgeon (Alex Dozier) of Portland, OR and Corey Spurgeon (Traci Bemis) of Mt. Sterling, IL; two brothers, Alan Graham of Luray, MO and Mike (Linda) Graham of Heavner, OK; a sister, Sherry Remmers of Falls City, NE; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Donna Graham of Luray, MO, Edna Mrs. Byron) Finly of Hume, MO, Daryl Hull of Kahoka, MO, Jean Hull of Memphis, MO and Dale Hull of Clay Center, KS; aunts and uncles: Edith Knisley of Hallsville, MO, Eldonna Graham of Moultin, IA, Richard and Betty Courtney of Kahoka, MO, Sarah Hatfield of Huntsville, TX, and Linda Sconyers of Howe, OK; Dean (Susanne) Webster of Kahoka, MO, Neva (Mrs. Jerry) Eads of Carthage, IL and Rovene (Mrs. Karl) Hamner, of Kahoka, MO, all whom were like family to him; his four-legged friends, Buster and Daisy; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents, Oscar and Evelie Graham and Wilma and Bill Morrison; two brothers, Lester and Jerry Graham; and grandparents: Alva and Annabelle Courtney and Charlie and Anna Mae Graham.

Following his mother's death, Ronnie lived with Martin and Gertrude Webster while attending Kahoka High School, graduating with the Class of 1963.

He drove a rock truck for Ike McCullough and then went to work for Wayne Moore doing dozer work for the next 35 years. When his brother became ill, Ronnie went to work for his family running a dozer up until the day he died. He and Darlene also raised cattle, treating them as pets.

Ronnie was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was a member and board member of the Lap Lander Tractor Pull Association and loved pulling tractors and working on them with his brother, Jerry, nephew Danny, and uncle Richard. In earlier days he liked fixing up and driving demolition derby cars.

Ronnie loved what he did and time spent hunting turkey, deer, coyotes and coon with his grandchildren, Corey and Casey. He and Jerry enjoyed riding mules when they hunted coon.

He was so very proud of his kids and grandkids and supported them at their many school activities through the years.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery at Luray.

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