Jack Graham, 88, of Troy, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011. He was born January 29, 1923 in Jasper, Tennessee, a son of the late William Smith and Lela (Phillips) Graham. He married Imogene L. (Wehrle) Graham on January 7, 1954, whom passed away June 21, 1998. Jack proudly served his country in the Army for 12 years. During W.W.II he participated in D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in the Korean War. Jack was as supervisor at the Army Depot Commissary for 24 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville, Troy VFW, Granite City Eagles Lodge, Glen Carbon American Legion, and the D.A.V. Jack is survived by son, Aaron (Leslie) Graham of Granite City, Illinois; daughter, Karan (Joseph) Novosel of Hamburg, Illinois; brother, Carl (Jo) Graham of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren, Kyle, Erin, and Layne Graham, Paul and Brian Novosel; and one great granddaughter, Gabriel Graham. In addition to his parents and spouse, he is preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Paul Graham; and sisters, Dorothy Haggar, Marie Myers, and Frances Nolting.
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