Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 21, 2014

Keith Lee Graham

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Keith Lee Graham, 43, passed away February 15, 2014 at a Knoxville, TN hospital.  

Keith was born July 24, 1970 in Charleston, SC to Wanda Durham Archer, who lost her life in a tragic house fire when he was two. He then came to live with Betty Durham Graham and Billy Joe Graham and he became their second son.

Keith attended Princeton High School, Concord College, and Bluefield State College. He later did a stint in the U.S. Navy, serving on a nuclear submarine. He was currently employed as a medical clerk at the Knoxville VA Outpatient Clinic.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his dad, Billy Joe Graham who loved him unconditionally and is now with him in heaven.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Rachel, and daughters Alyssa and Madison of Knoxville, TN; son, Steffan of Bangor, ME; mother, Betty Graham of Princeton; sister, Betsy Simmons and husband Danny of Jacksonville, FL; and brother, Kevin Graham and wife Peggy of Princeton.

Services to celebrate Keith's life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Mercer Funeral Home in Bluefield, WV. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to an educational fund for his daughters. Checks can be made: Scott & Stringfellow, 1934 Leatherwood Lane, Bluefield, VA 24605. Memo “Graham Education Fund”.

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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Keith Lee Graham.

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