Gary Reice Graham

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Gary Reice Graham, age 66, of Ulman, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born in Tuscumbia on June 21, 1953, son of the late Raymond and Leahetta (McCommons) Graham. On June 18, 1999, in Ulman, Gary married Diana "Kay" Moore, who survives at their home. Gary had a passion for automobiles, tractors, and steam engines. He enjoyed working on all types of vehicles and had a talent for repairing and restoring. He was employed with School of the Osage for 22 years as the bus mechanic. He also had a garage in Ulman where he serviced the community by fixing and repairing vehicles. Gary served on the board at Gott Cemetery and was a member of Ulman Baptist Church and trustee. He was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Gary was a devoted friend and kind-hearted person who was always willing to help others in need. In addition to his loving wife, Kay Graham, he is also survived by two children, Andria Hodge and husband Travis and Terri Moriarity and husband Billy, both of Ulman; granddaughter, Addy Joe; brother, Harold Graham (Mary Jane) of Russellville; sister, Rayma Flaugher (Jesse) of Tuscumbia; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Albert Graham. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 8, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Kevin Blackburn officiating. Interment will be held at Gott Cemetery in Ulman. Visitation with social distancing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The general public is welcome to attend the visitation and service while following social distancing guidelines. Please stay six feet apart and avoid hugs, handshakes, and close contact. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gott Cemetery or the Ulman Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published June 7, 2020