Obituary: William R. 'Bill' Graham, 75, of Hannibal

William R. "Bill" Graham
Posted: Nov. 26, 2019 8:55 am

William R. "Bill" Graham, 75, of Hannibal, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial with full Military Rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the funeral home.

William was born Oct. 19, 1944, in Rockville, to Richard Graham and Iva Pearl Powell Graham.

He was married to Joyce E. Mowen on July 25, 1964, in Hannibal. She survives.

Other survivors include two children, Sandra Cooper (Donald) of Lentner and William B. Graham (Stephanie) of Lake St. Louis; three brothers, Dennis Graham (Jeanie) of Hannibal, Doug Turner (Tammie) of New London and Kerry Turner (Marcy) of New London; two sisters, Gilda Powell of Hannibal and Gina Garrett of Hannibal. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sherry Summers, Corey Cooper, Dylan Cooper, William G. Graham and Evelyn Graham; and nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dickie Graham.

Bill served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Professionally, Bill worked in the maintenance department for over 20 years at the Quincy Soybean Company.

Bill enjoyed fishing and sitting outdoors taking in nature's beauty and wildlife. Old Westerns, the Kansas Sunflowers and Twinkies were a few of Bill's favorites. Most of all, he cherished the moments he shared with friends and family.

Pallbearers will be William B. Graham, Doug Turner, Kerry Turner, Dylan Cooper, Corey Cooper and Alan Miller.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Bradley Craven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannibal VFW Post 2446 or to the Hannibal American Legion Post 55.

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