Roger was retired from James Brothers Coal in Magnolia where he had worked as a dragline operator for 40 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy from 1947 - 1952. He was a member of the Dellroy Methodist Church, Dellroy American Legion, Dellroy Odd Fellows Lodge, Minerva VFW Post, Life member Carroll County DAV, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (Canton) 32 degree, Tadmor Temple Shrine (Akron), Knights Templer No. 38 (Canton), Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Minerva Chapter 123, Eastern Star Carroll Chapter #315, Grand Lodge of F&AM of Ohio Carroll Lodge 124, Dellroy Village Council and Dellroy Community Volunteer Fire Department.
Roger is survived by his wife Mildred (King) Graham whom he married November 10, 1950; three sons, Roger (Don) Graham of Cambridge, Ronald Graham of Cumberland, Ohio, Calvin Graham of Dellroy; and one daughter, Beverly Mares of Carson City, Nevada; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Graham of Dellroy and Frank Graham of Minerva; two sisters Mary Haupt of Alliance and Lou Hepner of Carrollton and one sister-in-law.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Dellroy United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Ogg officiating. Burial will follow in the New Harrisburg Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the American Legion, VFW, and DAV. Visitation will be at Sweeney Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Masonic Services at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Roger's name may be made to the Dellroy United Methodist Church, 5014 Roswell Road, Dellroy, Ohio 44620.
Sweeney Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton