James F. Graham, 80, of Zanesville, passed away peacefully at his home on August 10, 2010. Born January 15, 1930, in Zanesville he was the son of the late Dr. Mary Brown and Ernest B. Graham. He graduated from Zanesville High School, The Ohio State University, and the OSU College of Law in 1952. He was the senior partner in the Graham & Graham Law Firm and Chairman of several family businesses, including Shelly & Sands of Zanesville, Dutro Ford of Zanesville, Graham Auto Mall of Mansfield, and Buckingham Coal Company of Corning.
He was an avid golfer and member of and past President of the Zanesville Country Club. He was also a member at Moundbuilders, Harbor Hills and The Golf Club in Ohio and the Royal Poinciana Club in Naples, Florida. He was a member of the Columbus Club, The Columbus Athletic Club, The Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, and the Port Royal Club in Naples. He was a member of the Elks of Zanesville and Honor Masonic Lodge F.&A.M.
Jim is survived by his sons, Clay (Alice) and Bryan (Beth) of Zanesville; and Harvey of Avon Ohio; five grandchildren: Cole (Katie), Courtney, Adam, Brady and Amy; one sister Mary Louise (Dr. Gordon) Snider and one brother, Chuck (Lorna) Graham.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Ernest Graham, and the mother of his children, Mary Powelson Graham.
Calling hours will be held from 2 – 8 PM on Friday August 13, 2010 and from 10 – 11 AM on Saturday August 14, 2010 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE, OH.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 14, 2010 in THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL with Rev. Steve McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Muskingum County Community Foundation 534 Putnam Ave. Zanesville, Ohio 43701
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