Darian Lee "Buck" Graham Charlotte Darian Lee "Buck" Graham, 66, of Charlotte, MI passed away on April 5, 2013 at the Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte. Mr. Graham was born July 8, 1946 to Herold and Margaret (Rounds) Graham in Charlotte. He graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps during the Viet Nam conflict, being honorably discharged in 1968. Darian was an electrician for General Motors for 41 years. In 2001 Darian married Susan Hoy and together they enjoyed traveling. Buck was a member of the American Legion Post 42 where he loved the euchre and dart games, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2406, both in Charlotte. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the Canadian fishing trips with his friends. At home he was always the family "Go-To-Guy" who could fix everything for his family. His backyard was his sanctuary where he tended a large garden and enjoyed feeding the birds. He is survived by his wife Susan; step-daughter Amy (David) Williams of Charlotte; four grand children Blake Smith, Kevin Monaghan, Taylor Williams and Abigail Williams; his mother Margaret Graham of Charlotte; two sisters Alicia Haynes of Lexington NC, Terrie Graham, Winston-Salem NC; brother Kal "Buck"(Tiera) Graham of Grand Ledge. Darian was predeceased by his father and sister Michelle Marple. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte with Jim Ruff officiating. The family will receive guests at Visitation Tuesday April 9 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, or Eaton Community Palliative Care. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home. On-line condolences and remembrances may be with the family in Buck's Book of Memories at www.prayfuneral.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 7, 2013