Obituary of William “Rodney” Graham

William ‘Rodney’ Graham, 62, Fort Scott, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home, Fort Scott, KS.

Rodney was born May 23, 1956 in Fort Scott to Paul A. Graham, Sr. and Naomi Clounch. He lived in Fort Scott as a young child prior to moving to Iola, KS where he attended public schools. He graduated from Iola Senior High School in 1974 where he was a high school football standout.

He furthered his education by attending Baker University, Baldwin, KS, where he played football. He worked at Win-Vent, a division of Extrusions, Inc, Fort Scott.

He enjoyed fishing, working outdoors especially yard work, BBQ grilling, and had a passion for watching Nascar racing, and all athletic events.

Rodney married Glenda J. Johnson July 28th, 1978. With this union, their blended family became one.  They divorced in 2018.

He is survived by his mother, Naomi Clounch, Iola, KS, four sons, Bo Graham and wife Jamie, Fort Scott, Chris Harris and wife Amie, Anthem, AZ, Tyrone Harris and wife Gabriela, Neosho, MO, and JB Johnson; two sisters, Teresa Clounch, Hays, KS, and Gena Clounch, Iola, KS, one brother, Paul Graham, Jr., Los Angeles, CA.;  seven grandchildren Jordan Harris, Kayla Harris, Tiana Harris, Drake Sweeton, Raine Harris, Tyrone Harris Jr, Maddox Moss, and Blakely Graham; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, A. Graham, SR., stepfather Eugene. E. Clounch, JR, two brothers, Thurman Graham and Nathaniel Graham.

There was cremation

. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday May 16th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial are suggested to the Blakely Graham Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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