Dr. Walter Bryant Graham
Dr. Walter Bryant Graham, age 82, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 in a Murphy care facility. He was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and had joined the United States Air Force after graduating high school. Walter was a Korean War Era veteran who served as a pharmacy tech. He later completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and received his Doctorate at the University of Florida. Walter completed his residency at Baylor University before returning to the University of Florida where he received his Neurology doctorate. He began work in Bradenton, Florida in 1970 where he had worked as a Doctor of Neurology until his retirement in 1999. Following retirement, he moved to Murphy in 2000. Walter had enjoyed fishing in his younger years, gardening, and was a wonderful chef.
He was the son of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth Bryant Graham. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Ann Nixon Graham; two daughters, Norma Banes and husband, David of Gainesville, Florida and Kendra Dibble and husband, Lucius of Shelbourn, Vermont; two sons, Al Graham and wife, Yvonne of Bradenton, Florida and Andrew Graham and wife, Jessica of McKinney, Texas; a sister, Marcia West and husband, Monty of Michigan; eight grandchildren, Kevin Banes, Heather Sullivan, Aaron and Nick Graham, Ava and Audrey Graham, Graham and Anna Dibble; and a great granddaughter, Riley Sullivan.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements