Mr. Jerry Wayne Graham of 1906 East Cloaninger Street, Statesville, N.C., passed away at Davis Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, January 26, 2021, following an extended illness.

He attended the Statesville High School and was employed by Statesville Plywood prior to his retirement. He was united in marriage to Sandra Alexander Graham, who survives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, James Charles Graham, JoAnn Graham, Clarence Graham, Orene Saddler, Fred Graham, Diane Graham and Nola Peck; three nephews, Tryone Peck, Phil Saddler, and William Henry Steele; and his aunt, Annie Ruth Stanley.

He leaves to remember and celebrate the blessing of his life, his wife, Sandra Alexander Graham of the home; three children, Jerry (Willette) Graham, Richard Graham and Pamela Graham, all of Statesville; grandchild raised in the home, Julia Graham; two brothers, Ronald (Kathy) Graham and Willie Graham Jr., both of Statesville; sisters, Annie (William) Steele of Virginia and Gladys Graham of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Deborah Graham and Joyce Alexander, both of Statesville; a brother-in-law, Charlie Franklin Alexander of Statesville; a special nephew, Johnathan Saddler of Statesville; two special nieces, Lisa (Craig) Brown and Julia Peck, both of Statesville; niece and goddaughter, Tammy (Toby) White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, 603 South Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677. Rev. Kevin Cowan will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services.

You can also view Mr. Graham’s remains virtually online at, search Jerry Graham’s Viewing.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Graham at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Graham Family.

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