Obituary for Mr. Roger A. Graham

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Mr. Roger A. Graham

November 11, 1953 - April 26, 2019

Roger A. Graham, age 65, passed away all too soon on Friday, April 26, 2019. He was a resident of Bargersville.

Roger was born November 11, 1953 in Franklin, to his parents, Byron and Doris (Buchanan) Graham. He was a 1972 graduate of Franklin Community High School. Roger retired in February of 2019 from Cranewerks in Morristown, where he worked as a Vice President for the past 17 years. He was also the co-owner and operator of Graham’s Bee Works in Morgantown, where he taught classes on Bee Keeping since 1994. Roger was an auctioneer and has played Santa Clause for the past two years.

Roger was a member of the Fair Haven Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher for the Children’s Special Needs Class; and was a former Deacon and Missions Committee Chairman. He was also a member of the Indiana State Bee Association, Indiana Auctioneers Association and served as an Esteemed Loyal Knight with the Franklin Elks Lodge 1818.

Roger was known for his cooking skills and has prepared dinner, alongside his wife Juanita, for the Veterans every Tuesday night at the Franklin Elks Lodge for the past year. He enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the television show Survivor.

Roger is survived by his mother, Doris Graham of Franklin; and his wife of 29 years, Juanita R. (Hamblen) Graham, whom he married on September 16, 1989 in Morgantown. He is also survived by his children, Roger (Angela) Graham Jr. of Port Richie, FL, Dennis (Shari) Graham of Coconut, FL, Ann (Rick) Case of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Phillip Hubbard of Trafalgar and Shelly Hubbard of Seminole, OK; and 11 grandchildren.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Byron Graham; and brother, Larry Graham.

Pastor Brian Clark will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. Franklin. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Roger to the Johnson County Senior Services, 731 S. State Street, Franklin, IN 46131.

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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fair Haven Christian Church


1476 W. County Road 300 S., Franklin, IN, 46131

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Fair Haven Christian Church


1476 W. County Road 300 S., Franklin, IN, 46131

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Born: November 11, 1953
November 17, 2018
The real Santa
The real Santa
February 7, 2015
Teacher of Beekeepers and Friend. Rest in Peace Roger
Teacher of Beekeepers and Friend.  Rest in Peace Roger
Died: April 26, 2019

Condolences for Mr. Roger A. Graham

Vickie Young posted on 5/4/19

My heart is so heavy in learning of your loss. He touched our lives tremendously just in one day. I will never forget the sweet gifts that you two brought for us in celebration of his life. Then to see this is just devastating. Christ holds you in the palm of his hand. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.


Sandy posted on 5/3/19

I didnt know Roger personally, but he gave a wonderful presentation on bees at one of our JCGC meetings. I laughed and learned so much. Who knew bees were so funny! I'm very sorry for your loss. May he RIP.


Debbie Stricklin posted on 5/1/19

Roger was my cousin. Even though it had been years since we seen each other.....i loved him as i do all my cousins and family members. I always thought we would be able to see each other someday. Prayers...thoughts....and love to Aunt Doris and entire family.


Tracy and Chris Hunter posted on 5/1/19

Our prayers are with you Juanita. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Ron Crawford posted on 4/30/19

When it comes to fine people, Roger was the best. Working with him was never like work. He made work fun and creative. He was also a great friend who will be terribly missed. I am so sorry Juanita.


Teresa Schuh posted on 4/30/19

Our hearts are broken. Roger was and always will be loved by all that knew him. Juanita and all the family - our most sincere sympathy to all of you. Roger will leave a void in everyday life, but he will live forever in your hearts. Your memories are your treasures and that will get you through your darkest days. Much Love, Dave & Teresa Schuh


Dave Ross posted on 4/30/19

Our deepest condolences to Juanita and the entire family. Roger was a man of his word, a Mentor to many of us and a friend to everyone he met. We wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas................


Amy Broaddus, Aspen, Shiloh, & Kaleb posted on 4/30/19

In memory of Roger with his bright smile & awesome sense of humor. A man loved by so many and he will be greatly missed. My children & I will always remember spending the day with Roger & Juanita as Featured Farmers at the 2017 Indiana State Fair. Such an amazing day. It was a blessing to work at Bee Works, Inc & have the opportunity to get to know such wonderful people. Thank You. We Love You Juanita


Hannah Wright posted on 4/29/19

My deepest condolences Juanita, I am thinking of you during this challenging time.


Dalene Briggs posted on 4/29/19

In memory of Roger, Dalene Briggs lit a candle


Dalene Briggs posted on 4/29/19

I have no idea what to say, Roger was such a wonderful man - my heart hurts and all that knew him. The world has lost a treasure. Love you Juanita


Kathleen Prough posted on 4/29/19

We lost a very good man too soon. he was always funny and happy to see you. He did a lot for the beekeepers in Indiana. A great beekeeping mentor and teacher. I will miss him, but never forget him. My prayers are with Juanita and their family.


Angel Ragan posted on 4/29/19

I sure am going to miss being called "new girl" by Roger Dodger. Thoughts and prayers for everyone that new this full of life man. RIH


Terrie Kornguth (Jennings) posted on 4/29/19

Juanita and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Roger and so suddenly. We know how much you loved him. He was a gentle, kind hearted man. We pray for you and give you our condolences. Love- The Kornguths


Beth Robinette posted on 4/29/19

I am so sorry to hear about Roger's passing. He was loved by so many and he was so full of life.


paula sharp posted on 4/29/19

He had so much patience. I took the beginners bee keeping class and had no idea what I was doing. All the questions I asked he answered with a smile and did not make me feel stupid at all. I respected him dearly. Juantia and Roger seemed to be the perfect couple and enjoyed what they did. My heart goes out to her and her children. He will be missed dearly.


George Gerding posted on 4/28/19

In memory of , George Gerding lit a candle


George Gerding posted on 4/28/19

My heart is broken, the sweetest, most honest man I've ever known. Loved him like a brother. His absence will leave a void in this world, and in my life. All my love to you Juanita.


Mike and Debbie Seib posted on 4/28/19

We're so sorry you've lost a wonderful husband and friend. Our prayers are with you.


John and Jackie mauser posted on 4/28/19

In memory of , John and Jackie mauser lit a candle


Jackie Brich posted on 4/28/19

I’m so sad to read this.... such a fun kindhearted gentleman! He will be greatly missed at our Ladies Guild Christmas luncheons & Chili dinner with Pie auctions. RIP and prayers to your dear wife and family.


Jeannine Johnson posted on 4/28/19

So sorry for your loss Juanita. Prayers and hugs for you during this time of sorrow.


Robert E Frew posted on 4/28/19

Juanita, I am so sorry for your sudden loss. He was a treasure.


Jimmie Buckner posted on 4/28/19

So sorry for your loss Juanita. Prayers going out for you


Julie Logterman posted on 4/28/19

My condolences!


Natasha Merrick posted on 4/28/19

Juanita, Roger played such a huge role in my life and my childrens' for the last 12 years at Fair Haven. Roger was such a kind man with such a huge heart. You and your family are in my prayers, always. I am deeply saddened by this and truly have no words to express. I love you so much.


Jessica Gentry posted on 4/27/19

So sorry for your loss. Roger was such a wonderful friend with a big heart and will be missed.


Travis Trueblood posted on 4/27/19

Juanita and family, Robyn and I are very saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a great man. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Travis Trueblood