Friday, July 10, 2009

Frank Graham (July 10, 1925 - July 9, 2009)

Mr. Frank J. “Potsy” Graham Jr., 83, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 6:50 AM at his residence. He was born on July 10, 1925 in Brown County, Ohio to the late Frank J. & Merle (Jefferis) Graham Sr.

Frank was the owner of Bakers Barbershop in Greenville from 1957 – 1970. Then he retired in 1981 from Massey Ferguson as a salesman. After retirement he went back to work at the Broadway Barbershop.

He was a member of the United States Navy CB. He was stationed in North Africa and South Pacific during WWII. He was an avid golfer and loved being with his family.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by; brothers, Charles, Lee, Carl and Joe Graham; son in law, Bill Fisher.

He is survived by; Wife, Patricia A. (Lindamood) Graham of Greenville, Ohio whom he married on December 7, 1952; daughters and sons in law, Denise (Jim) Purnhagen of Greenville, Tonya (Jeff) Dohme of Greenville, Carla (Randy) Swank of Greenville, Darla Fisher of Greenville, Jamie (Michael) Osborne of Germantown, Ohio and Tracey (Allen) Luce of Greenville; grandchildren, Ali (Mike) Honeyman, Lindsay Purnhagen, Kiley (Jeremy) Bronson, Meaghan (Gregg) Kutter, Tyler, Graham, and Haleigh Luce, Katie Beanblossom, Kelsey & Jordy Swank, Josh & Jacy Dohme, Adam & Zach Osborne and Ashton Dohme; great grandchildren, Keegan, Aidan, Ethan, Mikayla, Melanie, Brooklyn and Kaleb; sister, Glenda Howell of Atwater, California; brother and sister in law, Robert “Bob” & Sadie Graham of San Francisco, California; honorary pallbearers, Tyler Luce, Jordy Swank, Graham Luce, Robert Graham, Sam Lindamood, Mark Myers and Josh Dohme; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a service held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Mr. Randall Clay officiating. There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family. Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 2-5 PM at the funeral home. There will be a graveside military service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice or to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to