Obituary for William “Bill” Graham

Ponca City Now - May 11, 2022 4:50 pm

Bill Graham

October 20, 1938 – May 7, 2022

William John Graham, 83, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, May 7th, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at First Christian Church, 210 N 5th St, Ponca City, OK 74601. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave., Ponca City, OK 74601

Bill was born October 20th, 1938, in Glasgow, Scotland, to George and Christina Graham, the oldest of four children. He immigrated to the United States with his mother and sisters in 1956, following his dad who moved prior to set up a new home for the family. Soon after arriving, Bill enlisted and honorably served in the Army for four years, stationed and serving in Japan. After leaving the army he would marry Glenna Lee Baker and they soon moved to Oklahoma City in 1964. Bill then went on to attend college and The University of Oklahoma Medical School, eventually leading to a very fulfilling and successful career as a Radiation Oncologist. He would earn a number of accolades, including his Fellowship of the American College of Radiology.

Bill would then go on to help start one of the first free-standing cancer centers in the southwest. After he and Glenna divorced, Bill would then marry Allison Cammock in 1992, who he knew from high school in Scotland. Bill and Allison were happily married for more than 29 years. They would go on to move from Oklahoma City to Ponca City, where Bill served as the director of the only cancer center in Ponca City. He served in this capacity until his retirement. Bill was very involved in community activities and served in the Rotary Club. He was an avid reader and he could often be heard playing the piano or organ.

Bill is survived by his wife Allison. He is also survived by his three children; son, George and wife, Cyndy, from St Croix, VI, daughter, Grace and husband, Ken, from Alcao, TN, and daughter KJ and husband, Kurt, from Oklahoma City, OK; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 210 N 5th St, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home