Brian Paul Graham
Brian Paul Graham
  • July 9, 1969 - November 14, 2016
  • Bentonville, Arkansas

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Brian Paul Graham, 47, of Bentonville, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with ALS. He passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family. He was born on July 9, 1969, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to James and Linda Graham.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and began his career at Price Waterhouse in the tax division. He later earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. After working at Frito Lay for 10 years, Brian joined Walmart and later transitioned to Sam's Club where he first served as Vice President of Merchandise Solutions and then as Vice President of Sam's Club Finance, Merchandising. Brian was a man of intelligence, integrity, strength and humor and was the true definition of a servant leader. After becoming an Eagle Scout, Brian continued to earn numerous awards and
recognitions in both his personal and professional life. Above all, Brian was a dedicated and loving husband and devoted father to his two girls, who were the light of his life. His strong faith in Christ was an inspiration, and he made a huge impact on everyone he met. He will be missed by so many.
Brian is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dina Graham; two daughters, Emily Brooke Graham and Erin Elizabeth Graham; parents, James and Linda Graham of Fredericksburg, Texas; sister, Kendall Morgan, husband, Paul, and daughters Meredith and Kaitlyn of Kingwood, Texas; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Janis Bartell of Kingwood, Texas; sister-in-law, Blair Brindley, husband, Peter, and son Alexander of New York, New York.
A memorial service celebrating Brian's life will be held at 1 p.m. on November 21st at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville located at 201 NW 2nd Street, Bentonville, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, Brian's family has requested memorial donations be made to The ALS Association - Arkansas Chapter, Inc. - 1200 W. Walnut, Suite 2309 - Rogers, AR 72756 - Phone (479) 621-8700.
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