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Mr. Robert Graham

September 2, 1934 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 86)

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"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." 

                                                                                                                                       John 14:1-3

"And so now I give a new commandment to you - love each other just as I love you."

                                                                                                                                     John 13:34

From a beautiful rose garden, Our Lord looked down and plucked a beautiful rose to come and live with Him in glory.

Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Robert Graham passed away at 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Robert was born on September 2, 1934 in Savannah, Georgia to Flossie Lagree and Alexander Graham. He attended the public schools of Chatham County. In 1953, Robert volunteered to join the U.S. Army. In 1960, he met and married the love of his life, the late Arabelle Graham. In 1979, Robert retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of distinguished military service. His military career included tours in Guam, Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Alaska. After his retirement from the Army, Robert began his 17-year civil service career as a Supply Technician at Fort Stewart, Georgia retiring in 1999. Robert accomplished many things during his life but his was the proudest of his 59-year to Arabelle and his two children.

Robert and the Graham family have been members of the First Bryan Baptist Church for several generations. During this time, Robert served for 21 years on the Usher Board at First Bryan which included several years as President. He was a member of the Men's Chorus and served as a Deacon for many years and most recently as a Deacon Emeritus. Robert supported the Windsor Forest community with service and donations when he was able. He was a member of the Barons Social Club for many years and enjoyed reading, playing cards and socializing with family and friends. Most notably, he was well known for his sense of style and his impeccable taste with his attire.

Robert is survived by a son, Mr. Robert Ken Graham (Joan); daughter, Ms. Amy Yvonne Graham; a grand-dog Gigi Graham; two grandchildren, Mr. Kenneth Derrick Early and Miss Kyara Alexis Renarda Graham; one great grandson, Kenneth Derrick Early, Jr. Siblings: Mr. Alexander Graham (Ruth Ann) of Savannah, Georgia; Mrs. Barbara Stewart (Ronald, Sr.) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Mrs. Mildred Baylor of Norfolk, Virginia; Mrs. Viola Jones of Cheltenham, Maryland; Mrs. Iris Goolsby (Jim) of Norfolk, Virginia; and Reverend Willistein Lagree, Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends to cherish his memories.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday June 26, 2021 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31415. Internment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hunter Army/ Airforce Base. Pubic viewing 3:00pm-6:00pm Friday June 25, 2021 at The Chapel of the Historic Bynes-Royall Funeral 204 West Hall St. Savannah, Georgia 31401. Masks and Social distancing are required. Live Streaming on our Bynes-Royall, Inc. FaceBook Page.

Professional services entrusted to The Historic Bynes-Royall Funeral Home.   




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June 25, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Chapel of Bynes - Royall 204 West Hall St. Savannah, GA

Funeral Service
June 26, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1401 Martin Luther King, Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401

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