GRAHAM JR., WILLIAM E.
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William Edward Graham Jr. "Eddie" 59, of Ocala, Fl. Passed away Monday May 30, 2011 very peacefully at home as he entered Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior after a long battle with brain cancer. Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan on August 4, 1951 to Bill and Jane Graham, Eddie was a devout Christian who spent many hours studying the Word of God, sharing the Gospel, and witnessing for his Lord with every opportunity. He was a long time resident of Myakka City, Fl. and former owner of Bill Graham Ford in Bradenton, Fl. He attended Southeast High School and was diligently involved in many organizations in Manatee County. He loved working in the automotive industry, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. Eddie requested no memorial service and his prayer was that all read John 3:16, take it seriously, and receive the gift of eternal life. Eddie is survived by his wife Cynthia and son William "Connor" both of Ocala, Fl. Former wife Linda Byers Graham of Clearwater, Fl. and their sons William Douglas and Eric Christopher, both of Myakka City, Fl. stepdaughter, Jordan Marie Stults of Jacksonville, Fl., his father Bill Graham, brothers Richard "Dick" Graham, and John Graham, and sister Cindy Gagner, all of Tennessee and six beloved grandchildren. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, Fl. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family at the gathering or to your local hospice. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com .
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from June 2 to June 3, 2011