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Mr. Joe Donald “Duck” Graham, Sr., 78, of Woodbury passed away on January 13, 2020.

He was born in Woodbury, TN on November 19, 1941.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley Mack Graham and Jennie Barrett Graham; also by, brothers, Doris Graham, Jackson Graham, and Charley Graham; and sister, Loretta Knox.

He is survived by his son, Joe Graham, Jr.; daughter, Donna Graham both of Murfreesboro; sisters, Ann (C.B.) Hollandsworth of Woodbury and Theresa Toy of Readyville; three grandsons, Derrick Moss, Daniel Moss, and Dylan Moss all of Murfreesboro; a granddaughter, Kylie Moss; and by several nieces and nephews.

Everyone in the community knew him as “Duck”.  He got the nickname when he was very young. His parents couldn’t keep him out of the water, just like a duck.  Many people knew him from working for Paul L. Reed Furniture for over 50 years. He would help deliver appliances and furniture.  He would also go out to service items too. Mr. Paul, Rhea, Mike and the whole Reed family were an extended family to him and his kids.  He would often help Mr. Paul on the farm and do other work as he needed. When he wasn’t working, he helped referee Junior Pro and High School Basketball games for many years.  He loved going horse riding with friends on his favorite horse, Rambo. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races and going golfing.  

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will follow at Smith Funeral Home in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Share memories, thoughts and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337

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