Charles Robert Graham
Charles Robert Graham, 91, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Friday, February 10, 2023.
Charles was born October 3, 1931 in Kokomo, IN. He married the love of his life, Betty Arlene Libick, and they spent sixty-eight years building a loving family and life together. Charles fought in the Korean war, surviving with only one other member of his platoon. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing with grandchildren and playing the guitar. Charles worked as an electrician until he later opened Grahams Appliance repair where he served his community for many years. He remained active and still rode his bicycle every day.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Betty Graham of DeRidder, LA; sons, Robert Graham of DeRidder, LA, George Graham and Opal of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Catherine Tilton and Richard Irvin of DeRidder, LA, Patricia Williams of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Robert, Jr., Kendra, Kayla, Tessa, Lacey, Carli, Joni, Richard Heath, Jessica, Tiffany, Amber, Christopher; twenty-five great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great granddaughter, Florence Elizabeth Simmons; parents, John and Mary Katherine Graham; five brothers; one sister.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, LA. Father Kenneth Michiels will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Heath Tilton, Glenn Ratzloff, Robert Graham, Jr., Ronnie Simmons, Mason Cloud and Matthew Hembree. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.