Jack Carmack Graham, 89, a lifelong resident of Holston Valley Community of Bristol, Tennessee, went to his heavenly home Friday, March 16, 2018.

 

Jack was born May 8, 1928 to the late W.C. and Maude V. Cowan Graham. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard M. Graham.

 

Jack was a lifelong active member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and session for many years. He was a veteran of the US Army serving on the ski patrol during WWII.

 

Jack was the founder and owner of Graham Oil & Heating Service, distributing petroleum products for homes and businesses for 50 years.

 

Jack is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ama L. Saddler Graham and his 4 children all of Bristol.  Manda Fox and husband Ron, Jane Morrell, Jim Graham and wife Nancy, Leigh Smith and husband, Bud.  He is also survived by 7 grandchildren; Wes Fox, Andrew Fox, Tanner Graham, Grayson Graham, Hunter Smith, Logan Smith and Anna Christine Morrell and 1 great grandchild; Luna Graham.

 

Jack, known to his friends as ‘Lightnin’ was an avid hunter with 30 years of elk hunting experience in Colorado.  He was a generous servant to many people and selflessly offered his time and talents to those in need.

 

He was a quiet and a hardworking man who lived his life with integrity and honor.  To his children he demonstrated a life of hard work, accountability and perseverance in the face of trials.  Jack leaves a legacy that will last forever.

 

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Graham will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with his son, Jim Graham officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service.

 

A private family burial and interment will be held Tuesday at Cold Spring Cemetery.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cold Spring Cemetery Fund, I/C/O of Cold Spring Church, 280 Cold Spring Road, Bristol, TN  37620.