James "Jim" P. Graham, age 79, of Shelby, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. Jim was born December 6, 1941 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Edwin and Edith (Sisco) Graham.
He lived in Minnesota until the age of twelve when the family moved to Whitehall. Jim married Barbara (Luther) on September 16, 1960. He served in the United States Air Force stateside and in Okinawa from 1960 to 1964. He lived in Whitehall for two years after his military service and settled in Ferry Township where he and Barb have lived for fifty-two years.
Jim was employed by Dresser Industries as a welder before his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and was a member of Mears United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Chris (Arlene) Graham; grandchildren, Jordan Graham and Connor Graham; sister-in-law, Pat Gilkeson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Felecia Trevino, sisters, Joann "Tilly" Graham, Sharon Graham and Patricia Johnson, and brother, Tom Graham.
Visitation is Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 10 am until the memorial service at 11 am at Mears United Methodist Church. Memorials to Mears United Methodist, P.O. Box 100, Mears, MI 49436 are appreciated.