Charles Graham Jr.

Charles T. Graham Jr.

CLAREMONT - Mr. Charles Turner Graham Jr., 57, of Claremont, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

Born April 7, 1955, in Rowan County, he was the son of Kathryn Smith Graham and the late Charles Turner Graham Sr.

Mr. Graham was a graduate of West Rowan High School and also attended Catawba College and North Carolina State University. Mr. Graham worked as a dairy farmer at Third Creek Dairy for several years and then for Freightliner as an electrical technician. He grew up in Third Creek Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Graham loved his dog Sadie and riding motorcycles with his friend, Brad Markle.

Along with his mother, those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Julia Sigmon Graham; daughters Jessica Graham Green and Whitney Kathryn Graham; son Scott Graham; stepson DJ McBee; and sister Kathy Graham Pulliam.

Visitation/Service: Visitation will be held Thursday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in Summersett Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Dunkin of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Town Cemetery.

Memorials: May be made to , 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Graham family. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 6, 2013