J. "Fred" Graham '65
February 8, 2017 9:31 AM
updated: February 8, 2017 9:33 AM
CLEMENTS-WILCOX FUNERAL HOME obituary
1805 HIGHWAY 281 NORTH, MARBLE FALLS, TX 78654-4318 | 830-693-4373
July 7, 1943 - February 4, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:00 am
First Baptist Church
901 La Ventana Dr., Marble Falls, Texas
Dr. James Fred Graham, 73, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away on February 4, 2017 in his hometown while doing something he loved, attending a concert and sharing his love of music with family.
Dr. Fred Graham was born in San Francisco, California to James Fred Graham and Virginia Graham on July 7, 1943. He grew up and attended school in the South Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas and was a graduate of Sunset High School. He graduated from Texas
A&M in 1965, where he was a member of the ROTC, and he attended dental school at the University of Texas – Houston. He served in the Army as a dentist and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in South Korea, and at Fort Hood, TX. He married Paulette
Walch, a fellow Texan, on August 27, 1971 in Seoul, Korea. He worked as a dentist in his own practice in Marble Falls for 45 years. He was involved in Rotary Club and he served on the Marble Falls City Council for 9 years and as Mayor of Marble Falls for 3
years. He played in several bands beginning in his teens, had the opportunity to sit in with Chuck Berry and Freddy King when they played in Dallas in the early 60's, and was a member of a local band, The Express, for 30 years.
Dr. Graham is preceded in death by his father, James Fred Graham, father-in-law Francis Walch, and mother-in-law Pauline "Polly" Walch. Fred is survived by his wife Paulette, sons Jamie and Steve, daughter Gabrielle Kinman, daughter-in-law Tenisha Graham, son-in-law
Mickey Kinman, sister Julia Ketner, mother Virginia Graham, and his grandchildren, Cameron, Reid, Brody, Graham, Clover, Anson, Ryan, and Kyla.
He was an Aggie, a soldier, a musician, a dentist, a husband, a father, and a friend. He was known and admired for his steady manner, his encyclopedic knowledge of many varied topics, and his clever, pun-filled sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Friday, February 10th, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls with Pastor Ross Chandler officiating. Arrangements are by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.