Gerald Robert "Jerry" Graham, Age: 83
Jan 27, 1936 -- Apr 1, 2019

Gerald Robert "Jerry" Graham, 83, formerly of Kansas City, KS and currently of Shawnee, passed away April 1, 2019.  A memorial gathering will be 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, April 6 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS.  Inurnment will be private. 


Gerald was born January 27, 1936, the son of Claud and Lillie (Anders) Graham, in Topeka, KS.  He grew up in Kansas City, KS and graduated from Wyandotte High School, Class of 1954.  He was an athlete in high school.  He graduated from Emporia State University.  He began his teaching/coaching career at West Junior High School in KCK; where he taught Social Studies and English.  Throughout his career he taught at Central Junior High and Northwest Junior High.  He coached baseball and basketball throughout his career as a teacher.  Gerald loved baseball and was a championship player, won as a coach and was a successful and respected umpire in the region. 


He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse and Harold and sister, Floye.  He is survived by his children, Andy Graham; Diane Patton and David; Todd Graham and Christopher Phillips; special friend, Jackie Marlar, his grandchildren, Autumn Angell; and John Brien Angell, Jr and Mandy; great grandchildren, Jaden Priewe and Maddux Angell.


Mike Wallerstein Apr 03 ,2019

Friend of Todd ,St Louis ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss! May his memory always be a blessing.

Lucie Phillips Apr 03 ,2019

Chris Phillips mother & friend of Todds ,0’Fallon ,Missouri

Todd & family I am so sorry for your dad’s passing! I hope your memories of him will keep him alive in your hearts. May god bless you all. Lucie Philllips

Dawn Apr 03 ,2019

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.

nancy phillips Apr 03 ,2019

Aunt of Chris & Todd ,st charles ,Missouri

The Lord works in mysterious ways. i know mr Graham was taken from the family on a very short notice but he was very lucky to have spent his life on earth with a good family. My deepest sympathy to the Graham family on this very sad occasion.

Chip Apr 03 ,2019

Friends of Todd and Christopher ,Wilton Manors ,Florida

Todd, J and I are both so sorry to learn the news of your father...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time...Chip and J

Kim Hansen Apr 03 ,2019

Friend of Tood and Christopher ,St Louis ,Missouri

Todd, Im so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I didnt realize he was a teacher. Im sure he was SO proud, you followed in his footsteps in Education. Keeping you and Christopher in my thoughts and prayers.

daniel austin Apr 03 ,2019

friend and classmater ,The Villages ,Florida

To the family of Jerry Graham, My wife and I pray for the repose of Jerry's soul. We are now at a time of life where dear friends and family members face death ;, hopefully not in terror but in lives well-lived. Jerry and I attended Wyandotte High School together as well as Emporia State . We love baseball and I always reminded Jerry that we would have made a terrific double play combination. I am reminded that death is so painfully wrong, yet so eternally right. May all of you rejoice in his love of family and students and teammates. Sincerely, Daniel Austin, Ph.D.

Vince Andrzejewski & Kathy Rex Apr 03 ,2019

Friends of Todd & Chris ,St. Louis ,Missouri

Todd, Chris & family. So sorry for your loss. It’s never easy. Our thoughts are with you.

Twana Beaver Apr 03 ,2019

Friend of Todd and Christopher ,Wildwood ,Missouri

Sorry for your loss. Always so difficult to say goodbye to a parent. Prayers for you and your family.

Gregory E Stockhoff Apr 24 ,2019

friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Mr. Graham was my basketball and football coach back in the early 70's. His son Andy has been a lifelong friend. Rest in Peace Coach Graham

Celebration of Life
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Street
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Apr 06 ,2019
2:00 PM
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