James E. Graham, Sr.
James E. Graham, Sr., 86, of McCordsville, passed away and stepped from this life onto streets of gold on August 24, 2013. His goal of eternity in heaven was attained. He was born July 4,1927, in Indianapolis, to the late Emery and Mildred (Wilmoth) Graham.
Jim enjoyed riding his motorcycle and took many trips to Minnesota to visit his parents and go fishing, another one of his enjoyments in life. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1984 after 32 years of service. After retirement, Jim worked as a handyman in the area for many years. He was kept busy and was well-respected by all for the excellence of his work. Jim loved to work with wood and made many items for his family and friends. Jim was an active member of Fortville Christian Church, serving as a trustee, elder, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, worship song leader and filled many other duties as called upon. Jim loved serving his Lord and Savior in any capacity needed. He was also a Navy veteran, serving from 1945 to 1950.
Jim is survived by his wife Louise (Fausett) Graham, whom he married on December 21, 1947; son, James E. (Janice) Graham, Jr. of New Whiteland; daughter, Susan Kay (Larry) Lucas of Fishers; granddaughter, Amanda Lynn (Greg) Landwerlen of Carmel; great-grandson, Tyler Wesley Bell; brothers Walter Graham of Ark. and Orville (Donna) Graham of Decatur, Ill.; and sister, Vivian (Dan) Kittrell of Ark.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Nancy Lentz, Betty Ross, Doris Lee and Martha Burger; and brothers Billy and David Graham.
Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday August 27, 2013, at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial followed at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. 200 W., Fortville, IN 46040.
Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.