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Obituary for John “Jay” Graham

Ponca City Now - October 4, 2019 4:18 pm

John Graham

March 24, 1944 – October 3, 2019

John “Jay” Henry Graham, age 75, of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away October 3, 2019 in his home following a long battle with cancer. A memorial ceremony will be held October 5 at 11:00 am at Northeast Baptist Church in Ponca City.

Jay was born on March 24, 1944 to Milton and Norma Graham in his home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oaks-Mission School in 1962. He worked as an electrician for 31 years at Conoco where he met his wife Laurie. They were married September 24, 1983 in Ponca City and spent 36 years together. He accepted Christ in 1987 and was a member of Northeast Baptist Church for 24 years. After he retired from Conoco, he used his expertise working in the electrical department at Lowe’s where he built his “Lowe’s family”. He enjoyed fishing, working with his hands and was always helping others. Jay was a wonderful husband, a proud father to 7 children, a lifelong Sooners fan and a man of great faith.

Survivors include his wife Laurie Graham; son John Graham and his wife Regina; son Troy Admire-Graham; daughter Candice Cole and her husband Michael; son Shane Graham and his wife Amber; daughter Keesha Esqueda and her husband Edward; daughter Jacey Kihm and her wife Neosha; daughter Micah James and her husband Kendal; and grandchildren Christopher Nicolas, Troy Nicolas, Cody Nicolas, Shye Graham, Talia Esqueda, and Rhett Esqueda.

Preceding him in death: his parents, Milton and Norma Graham; and his grandson, Kyle Tweed.

Source: Trout Funeral Home