February 7, 2009

Papa Rod

Conrad "Rod" Graham
CHAPIN - A memorial service for Conrad “Rod” Graham, 77, of Chapin, SC, will be held eleven thirty a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009, at Chapin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Chapin United Methodist Church Building Fund, 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC 29036. Folk Funeral Home of Williston, SC, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Surrounded by his loving family, our beloved Conrad died Tuesday, February 2nd after a brief illness. During his 77 years of life, he had been a shining light to his family. His engaging sense of humor, his love of life, and his devilish smile will be greatly missed. Rod had many good friends and delighted in his fishing trips and gatherings with them. His ministry to others was his greatest achievement; his faith could not be shaken. The family greatly appreciates the love and support over the last two years that Jody Flowers, Paul Allen and the Chapin United Methodist Church family were able to provide. The family has appreciated the exceptional care provided by the Intensive Care Staff at Lexington Medical Center.
Born in Lyons, GA, Rod was a son of the late Willie Van and Agnes Gerald Graham; Rod received his associate degree from the University of South Carolina. He retired from the wholesale grocery business, having worked for Colonial Stores, Thomas Howard Company and, more recently, worked with Merritt Brokerage Company. He was an active member of Chapin United Methodist Church, the Thursday AM Group, United Methodist Men’s Bible Group, the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Jolly Christians and the Misfits Kitchen Band.
Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Mildred “Millie” Bennett Graham of the home; sons, Danny (Phyllis) Graham of Mooresville, NC, Steve Graham of Columbia, SC, stepson, Joey (Meree) Williamson of Norway, SC; stepdaughter, Judy Tinder of Irmo, SC, daughter-in-law, Shirley Graham; sisters, Betty Flowers of Tallahassee, FL, Mable (Horace) Kearse of Fairfax, SC, Diane (Wayne) Wright of McDonough, GA; brothers, Bobby (Linda) Graham of Dade City, FL; sister-in-law, Lottie Graham Anderson, SC; grandchildren, Rachel and Robert Graham of Mooresville, NC, Brooke (Chad) Bridges of Chapin, SC, Brittany Tinder of Irmo, SC, Joseph and Michael Williamson of Norway, SC. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Graham, brothers, Edward Graham and Andrew Jackson Graham. Visit our on-line registry at http://www.folkfuneralhome.com/.

1 comment:

Hollie Heming said...

Brooke, I'm so sorry you've lost your Papa Rod. I know your family has suffered greatly by his loss. Rest assured, he is smiling down on you from Heaven and can't wait to see your sweet boy. He'll be a guardian angel looking over you, Chad, and baby Bridges :).