Donald Roy “Don” Graham

December 29, 1928 ‒ April 12, 2019

Edison, Ohio

Donald Roy “Don” Graham, age 90, of Edison, Ohio, passed away at his home on Friday, April 12, 2019.

He was born in Edison on December 29, 1928 to late Roy and Dorothy Graham.  Don graduated from Edison High School in 1947.

He worked for Westinghouse in Mansfield, and then owned and operated Graham’s Sohio in Edison from 1956 – 1994.    He served on the Mt. Gilead School Board from 1966 – 1970.    He served on the Morrow County Election Board from 1994 – 2006 and as a jury commissioner from 2002 – 2017    He was a lifelong member of the Edison United Methodist Church.

On July 22, 1950, Donald married Marjorie Williams in Sycamore, Ohio.  His wife survives him in Edison, Ohio.

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by six children: Nancy Meyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Carol Graham of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Donny (Rhonda) Graham of Mount Gilead, Ohio; John (Jody) Graham of Findlay, Ohio; Phil Graham of Columbus, Ohio; Craig Graham of Port Clinton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Don’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 12Noon on Thursday, April 18, 2019, with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating.  Friends may greet the family from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service.  Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338 or to Edison United Methodist Church, 335 South Boundary Street, Edison, OH 43320.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Don’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Donny and Rhonda, I am so sorry for the lose of your dad. He was a great man. We will be out of town and won’t be able to attend. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.

  • To the family , Margorie, and family
    We send our condolences to you all.
    Don will be missed by all who knew him, always willing to talk to anyone he can in contact with. He loved going fishing to the lake Erie with his boys- loved watching his sports OSU

    Tom & Betty Reece

  • My heart breaks for the family. Especially Marjorie, a life long partner… As I was reading this it struck me as odd that as long as I’ve known all the family with my Mom Marjorie Walton and Marjorie being best friends as long as I’ve been alive practicality . You two were married on my brothers birthday the year I was born. The service is on my 69th birthday on the 17th of April .
    You are all in my prayers with love and sorrow..
    Thanks Carol and Phil for letting me know.
    How blessed you all have been to have Don in your lives for such a long, wonderful life ♥️
    Pamela ( Walton ) Dowell-Hall
    DeLand, Florida

  • I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Royce remembers coming to the station when he lived in Edison. Graham family my heart goes out to you all during this time. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend his service or the calling hours.

  • Margie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed.

  • We are so sorry for your loss of Don.
    Prayers for comfort to you and your family.

  • Margie and family, we are so sorry for your loss of Don. We always loved talking to Don. Our prayers are with you.

  • Dear Carol and family, we send our condolences and fondly remember the fishing stories of Don and family adventures.

  • So sorry for your loss Marjorie and family. Will be thinking of you and offering up prayers this week.

  • Dear Margie and family, our sympathy to you and your family, Don was a very much a gentleman and served the residents of Morrow County in many ways..geri and mike

  • To the Graham family we want to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Don. Sending prayers . Dave Denman and Robin Lester

  • My love and prayers are with all of the family as you go through this very difficult time, he will be so missed by all who knew him .Stand strong for Mom

  • Our thoughts are with you. Don was a great person and it was a wonderful experience growing up in the neighborhood

  • Marjorie and Family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was always a good friend to us. We will be keeping you in our prayers at this sad time.

    Howard & Marilyn Huston
    Marion, Ohio

  • To the Graham Family so sorry for your loss
    Prayers are with the family

    Barbara and Rick Moore

  • Morrow County has lost a long time businessman, one of America’s greatest generation, and a great Democrat. Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss.

  • Bill and Wilma Reed says: Our Prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I got to know all of you and hold you dear to my heart. After cleaning your home for a long time I became a very close friend to both Don and Margie. Will miss Don so much and will always be there for you Margie.

  • To the Graham family, I never had the pleasure of meeting you dad but from what I read he had a wonderful and fulfilling life. To John and Donny, my deepest sympathy for your loss and prayers for comfort for all of your family. I am sure he will be greatly missed.

  • To the Graham family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Graham Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. I’ll always have fond memories of him at the Sohio gas station and as a neighbor in Edison.


    Melody Fletcher Ralston

  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayer’s. God give you peace and healing.
    Bob and Penny Brooke

  • What a privilege to have known the Don & Margie Graham Family thru our lifelong Best of friends with the Doc & Jo Graham family. Bill has such wonderful memories of Canada trips & the laughs & fun times shared with Don. He always said Don was the quiet serious one in the hunting group, where Doc, & himself were more adventurous, mischievous & lived on the edge, with Curly keeping them in laughter & fun of his antics. Don & Doc were true good serious fisherman, Bill was not, but he truly loved being with the guys & the outdoors, beautiful waters, & hunting with the Graham’s. Bill admired Don, & always said he was one of those really handy guys who could fix anything, & the serious one. Was a wonderful Christian & lived life every day with God as his guide. It was an honor to have known Don. God rest his soul.We will all meet again one day.
    God Bless all the Graham Family.
    Bill & Mona Dauch Family
    The video Tim sent us was so touching & wonderful. It brought smiles as well as tears of all those days past. God was & is our Savior, and we thank God for all the times shared with the Graham family.

    • Thank you for your touching remarks. Always had a good time with the “Wakeman” crew. So glad Tim sent in the information

  • Carol,
    Although I never met your mom and dad, I enjoyed hearing about them from you and Marilyn. I just watched the video and thought it a wonderful tribute to your dad and family. We were both very blessed to have had our parents for so long in our lives. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Bertie

    • Oh thank you Bertie!
      You know all to well the long day we have today and tomorrow. We have had fun going thru photos. We wish we had more of his cars,always traded on a regular basis.

  • Margie and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss of Don. We will always remember his smile and
    soft spoken voice. Our prayers are with you.

  • Margie and family , So sorry to hear of Dons passing. Fond memories of all of your family and the neighborhood. Don was a gentle and kind man and had a good long life. Thinking of you all at this difficult time . Sincerely Jennifer Jones Palmer