Donald Lee Graham

October 17, 1937 - January 2, 2022


Donald Lee Graham, age 84, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 2:23 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Republic Nursing and Rehab in Republic, Missouri. He was born October 17, 1937, in Ava, Missouri, the son of Oscar and Opal Pearl (Kerr) Graham.

Donald was a 1956 graduate of Central High School in Springfield and attended Missouri State University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was an Insurance Agent.

On August 23, 1969, he married Kay Russell, in Miami, Oklahoma.

Donald is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kay; two stepdaughters, Janice Keyes of Houston, Texas and Ray Lynn Sims of Billings, Missouri; one stepson, Russell Wilson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; eight step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; four step great-great grandchildren and several cousins and lifelong friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar, and Opal; one brother, William Graham and one stepson, Randy Wilson.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home, in Marionville, Missouri, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery in Marionville.