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Mr. Thomas Fredric Graham, 79, died Wednesday evening (January 10, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. He was a native of Tampico, IL, but he lived most of his life in Waycross where he was a member of Ware Baptist Church. A Vietnam Veteran, he retired from the United States Army as Staff Sargeant after serving from 1956-1976. Staff Sargeant Graham received the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal (1st-3rd Award), Expert Badge (M-16), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm (Unit), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase III and IV, and TET Counteroffensive. Mr. Graham is preceded in death by his parents, Russell Lee Graham and Doris Houpt Graham; one brother, Edmond Graham; and one sister, Bonnie Graham. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Kathryn Barnes Graham of Waycross; three sons, Allen Thomas Graham (Kay) of Waycross, Wayne Lewis Graham (Monica) of Waycross, and Bruce Leslie Graham (Wendy) of Texas; three grandchildren, Allyssa Hope Graham, Justin Wayne Graham, and Jersey Graham; one sister, Kathy Friend of Mackinaw, IL; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Saturday afternoon (January 13, 2018) at Telmore Cemetery with Dr. Bill Young officiating. Military Honors were conducted by a contingent of the United States Army stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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