Info courtesy of Roger A. Hopkins,  3 Mar 2007   “”


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio

Saturday, 17 March 2007


Carl F. Graham

     Carl F. Graham, 89, of Covington passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, in the Covington Care Center.

     He was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Piqua, to the late Ora V. and Hattie (Ross) Graham.

     He attended Piqua High School and served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard the destroyer USS Heywood L. Edwards. Carl retired after 40 years of service from Hobart Manufacturing in Troy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Piqua. In earlier years, Carl and his brothers had their own band called the Graham Crackers, Carl played the mandolin and the drums.

     He enjoyed the outdoors, liked his vegetable gardening and was quite the fisherman. He was a naturalist and volunteered at the Brukner Nature Center as a guide.

     Carl will be missed and remembered by his wife, Jean (Deeter) Robbins Graham of Kettering and formerly of Covington; his daughters and their companions, Linda Lou and Larry Jenkins of Long Lane, Mo. and Loretta Kay Graham and Jerry Eldred of Troy; a son, Thomas Carl Graham of Piqua; grandchildren, Steven Richard Bancroft of Gilbert, Ariz. and Heather Hirata of Roseville, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Paul Richard Bancroft, Kelly Bancroft , Mitchell Hirata and Daniel Hirata, a great-greatgrandson , Timothy Paul Bancroft, stepchildren, Bob Robbins of Covington; Carol VanBlarcom of Kettering. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Edna Irene (Wise) Graham, sister, Helen Graham, brothers, Harry Graham, Vincent Graham, Kenneth Graham.

     Funeral services to celebrate Carl’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with Pastor Forrest Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery , Covington where Military Honors will be given by the Tri-Village Honor Guard.

     Calling hours will be from from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

     Contributions, if so desired, may be made to the Brukner Nature Center, Troy.

     Condolences can be expressed to